Loans – Replicare C Thu, 30 Sep 2021 15:30:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Loans – Replicare C 32 32 Off The Menu: French fries, the stuff of fast food legend Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:38:18 +0000

They are part of the legend of fast food.

The “they” is the original formula for McDonald’s fries. Made from fresh Russet potatoes and fried in beef tallow, the fries served at McDonald’s restaurants in the 1960s and 1970s would have earned praise from late-20th-century culinary luminaries like James Beard and Julia Child.

Admittedly, today’s restaurant fries are not often memorable. Processed industrially, frozen and sometimes “coated” to give the product a better “life on the plate”, modern fries do not look anything like the “French fries” from which they originally came.

“French” fries actually originate from Belgium; during World War I, American soldiers fighting in Flanders developed a taste for local “French fries”. Even today, epicureans claim that Belgium produces the best “fries” in the world, in part thanks to the mixture of beef tallow and vegetable oil in which traditionalists continue to fry them.

The original formulation of McDonald’s fries was a complicated process that mimicked the way authentic “French fries” were made. Russet potatoes were store cut, held in cold water to rinse off the surface starch, then air dried before being fried in beef fat.

In the early 1990s, nutrition activists successfully pressured McDonald’s to abandon beef fat as a means of frying in favor of “healthier” vegetable oil. At around the same time, the line ended the labor-intensive on-site potato cutting and preparation process in favor of a custom-made alternative.

Freelance writer Luke Fater tells a full, albeit unofficial, story of McDonald’s fries in an article titled “My Hunt for the Original McDonald’s Fries Recipe.”

Fater’s article, which also describes his efforts to recreate McDonald’s fries as they were once made, can be viewed at

Valentine’s Day has always been an important day for the restaurant industry, and this year, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, restaurants in the area are gearing up for the occasion with specials.

Villa Napoletana in East Longmeadow is promoting a Valentine’s Day menu for February 14 with a late afternoon and early evening dining experience.

A festive menu is planned with creative appetizers and selected wines available, and a ‘rose for every lady’ is promised.

Call (413) 732-9300 to reserve.

“Portability” – the extent to which a menu item is user-friendly to take out – is a buzzword in the test kitchens of chain restaurants these days.

It certainly describes what IHOP, based in Glendale, Calif., The creperie chain that has rebranded itself as a family restaurant destination, was striving to create a new line of six burritos.

Playing on IHOP’s core business, four of the six burritos focus on breakfast.

The “classic” is a rolled tortilla stuffed with bacon or sausage, grated cheese and hash browns. Diced ham and sausage title in the “Country Breakfast,” which also includes peppers and onions, cheese and hash browns.

The heat of the chili plays a role in the “Spicy Poblano Fajita” burrito at IHOP, while a “Southwest Chicken” variation includes grilled chicken and avocado.

Egg-free versions of the chicken and beef burritos complete the new product launch; these variations are designed as lunch and dinner options.

The six burritos can also be ordered as ‘bowls’.

There are IHOP restaurants in the Springfield area at Five Town Plaza and on Riverdale Street in West Springfield.

As the new Congress works on economic stimulus in the coming weeks, Westfield’s Shortstop Bar & Grill has put in place its own stimulus package.

The restaurant, which is located at 99 Springfield Road, has a “Buy One, Get One” offer Sunday through Thursday evenings, 4 pm to 8 pm. Customers who buy dinner at the regular price get a second course (of equal or lesser value) for free. Qualifying selections range from Chicken Parmesan and prawn scampi with beef tenderloin tips and half a rack of ribs.

Homemade desserts are also a specialty at Shortstop; an OREO crème brûlée was introduced as a recent dessert.

The Bar & Grill shortstop answers (413) 642-6370.

Dunkin Locations now offer a Southwest Veggie Power Breakfast Sandwich. Made with a black bean patty developed by MorningStar Farms, the sandwich also includes a layer of egg white omelet, cheddar cheese and multigrain bread.

The Power Sandwich will be available until February.

A new “Dunkin ‘Midnight” roast has been added to the chain’s coffee lists. Dunkin’s darkest roast is so fair it’s described as having a full-bodied flavor with hints of cocoa.

“Dunkin ‘Midnight” will be a permanent addition to the channel’s menu.

Struggling with historically low occupancy rates, the hospitality industry is getting creative, promoting empty rooms as “private dining rooms”. Those looking to have a dinner party away from home book a hotel room and are served using an enhanced room service model. The result is a socially distanced dining experience for customers and an income opportunity for the property.

D. Hotel Suites & Spa in Holyoke, the accommodation partner of the Delaney House-Log Cabin Group, is using a variation of this strategy to deliver dinner and sleep getaways over the coming Valentine’s Day weekend.

The rooms will be equipped with elegantly set tables for two, and a special four-course “Private Dinner” menu will be served. The meal will consist of a trio of starters and a surf and turf main course of filet mignon and charred salmon, as well as a salad, sides and dessert. This special night is available on February 12, 13 and 14.

The D. Hotel Suites & Spa also offers a Good Night and a Good Start package which includes an overnight stay on Saturday evening February 13 and a brunch for two the next morning at the nearby Delaney House.

Either package can be booked by calling the D. Hotel Suites and Spa at (413) 533-2100.

Set aside by a menu restructuring last spring, potato bites are making a comeback on the Taco Bell menu in early March.

Seasoned potato pieces will again be available as a replacement for meat or beans. Their return also means that two other favorites from the Taco Bell menu can be retired: the Spicy Potato Soft Taco which includes bites with cheese, lettuce and chipotle cream, and Fiesta cheese potatoes, that combine bites with hot nachos. cheese.

All three articles are designed to improve Taco Bell’s credentials as a vegetarian destination.

Those looking for a ‘different’ weekend breakfast need only look to the Crest Room in West Springfield for some inventive ways to start the day. Providing on-site food, take-out and curbside pickup, the Crest Room offers weekly breakfast specials to complement their weekend morning menu.

Options in the breakfast rotation include a cheeseburger omelet, s’mores French toast (with its mini marshmallow and chocolate syrup finish), “Benny’s Eggs” and a selection of breakfast flatbreads.

Breakfast is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For lunch and dinner, the Crest Room prepares and serves smoker barbecue specialties as well as a menu of appetizers and favorite sandwiches.

The restaurant’s internet address is; he answers at (413) 739-7700.

Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown has created what he calls “Mezze Market,” a take-out option that includes everything from reheatable dishes to good dry and chilled sauces.

Available Thursday through Sunday, the market has choices such as whole roast chickens, homemade spicy Italian sausages, and beef and pork meatballs, as well as dinners like oyster and squash stew, pork and beef bolognese and hanging steak.

The Mezze Bistro + Bar is also open for on-site meals on Friday and Saturday evenings; a chef’s tasting menu is available.

Mezze’s phone number is (413) 458-0123; their web address is

Hugh Robert is a faculty member in the Hospitality and Culinary Arts program at Holyoke Community College and has nearly 45 years of restaurant and educational experience. Robert can be contacted online at

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Dear Abby: Divorced dad wonders if his girlfriend can discipline his kids Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:38:06 +0000

DEAR ABBY: I am a single father of three wonderful children. When my wife and I parted ways, we agreed to a 50/50 custody and property settlement. Everything went well. A year later, I applied for and received full custody of my children. Their mother has visitors, but that’s it.

Shortly after my separation, I met a woman and we became good friends. I waited about a year before introducing her to my kids as I wanted to make sure I got to know her first.

Although we are not “officially” in a relationship, she has been more than willing to step in and help with the children. In a few cases, she disciplined them because of bad behavior. This usually involves telling them about what they did wrong and some sort of consequence – the loss of toys or privileges.

When they went to visit their mother and she heard about it, she was not happy. She called me very upset saying that my friend was not allowed to discipline our children. I see nothing wrong with it, but I question myself. Any advice, please? – WORRIED DAD IN CALIFORNIA

DEAR CONCERNED FATHER: If your friend’s “discipline” has EVER gone beyond conversation, then her mother is right. Because you have primary custody of the children, YOU should be the parent who imposes penalties if they misbehave and a penalty is warranted.

DEAR ABBY: I’m a very social person and part of a tight-knit group of friends, but my boyfriend is on the introverted side. Although he is gentle and caring, he doesn’t have a lot of friends and he tends to enjoy independent hobbies.

Since learning that my friendships are very important to me, he has made a huge effort with my friends and their boyfriends. In the past, he has invited them to movies, reached out, and tried to involve them in a number of ways.

I watched from a distance, hoping they could forge a connection, but they either ignore him or avoid him, and he recently shared his concern that they don’t like him. I don’t blame him for thinking this, and I’m starting to feel sad for him and frustrated with my friends. When do I tell them about it? Should I just let relationships happen organically (if they do)? Should I intervene? – TORN IN TEXAS

DEAR TORN: You haven’t mentioned your age, or how long you and your boyfriend have been involved. I don’t think it would interfere to ask your friends why they don’t seem willing to accept it. Their answers could be enlightening.

At certain ages, circles have formed and it is difficult to break through and gain acceptance. If there is something about your boyfriend that makes him uncomfortable, it would be best if you knew what it was. Ultimately, however, he should socialize with you and those friends at his comfort level. You may also need to find new friends and cultivate relationships as a couple.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or PO Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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EU adopts plan to tackle bad loans and could increase capital buffers Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:37:21 +0000

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union finance ministers on Tuesday called for faster offloading of bad loans by EU banks and recommended that more money be set aside by banks to protect them troubles.

FILE PHOTO – The famous euro landmark is seen through the lights of a tram passing in front of the former headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany January 19, 2016. REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach

The decade-long financial crisis left European banks with nearly € 1,000 billion in non-performing loans (NPLs), reducing their ability to lend and slowing Europe’s economic recovery.

The amount of NPLs has declined slightly in recent months, but at too slow a pace, European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis told a press conference after finance ministers agreed to a new plan to tackle the problem.

“We must speed up our actions,” he said, welcoming the ministers’ plan.

EU states have called on the Commission, which is responsible for proposing legislative changes at EU level, to consider adjustments to banking rules that would increase the powers of supervisors and force lenders to increase the buffers of equity against the risk of loans going badly.

Dombrovskis said the strategy will include giving banking supervisors more powers to “actively encourage banks to solve the problem.”

As part of this plan, the European Central Bank could force banks to increase their buffers against existing NPLs when it deems they are not sufficient.

Banks could also be forced to automatically set aside more capital for new loans when they expect the level of NPLs to exceed acceptable levels.

Banks have warned of measures that could be excessive and increase costs unduly.

“Supervisors already have broad powers to address perceived shortcomings in the banks they oversee,” AFME, a financial lobbying group, said in a statement, saying there was no evidence that supervisory powers should be increased.


Ministers also proposed measures to improve secondary NPL markets, which are currently underdeveloped and provide little incentive for banks to offload bad loans.

Only 80 billion euros of NPL were sold last year.

Ministers hope that a better functioning market would push up the price of NPLs, which are currently sold at low percentages of their face value, creating huge holes in the balance sheets of the banks that unload them.

An earlier plan to create an EU ‘bad bank’ that could have absorbed large chunks of bad debt at higher prices was scrapped, in part because EU states with healthier banks, like Germany, do not wish to use taxpayers’ money to help lenders in most of the southern European countries where the bad debt problem is most severe.

But ministers agreed on Tuesday on a more cautious plan to create national “asset management companies” (SGAs) that could help develop the bad debt market.

Asset management companies established in Spain and Ireland during the 2008-2012 financial crisis bought bad loans from banks at around 50% of their face value.

This would be a higher price than what the market is willing to pay in Italy, the EU country with the highest level of NPL in absolute terms, where UniCredit CRDI.MI, the largest bank in the country, this year sold 17.7 billion euros of bad loans at 13% on average of their gross face value.

But EU officials said the price of bad loans depends on country conditions and payback time and can vary widely from country to country. The commission will set by the end of the year “asset valuation rules” for AMCs.

AMCs could also be turned into failing domestic banks that acquire bad loans at prices much closer to their face value. But that would constitute state aid and entail strict conditions, restructuring of banks which have discharged bad debts and losses for bank shareholders and junior bond holders, EU officials said.

Ministers also pushed for changes in national insolvency regimes to speed up the recovery of bad debts from debtors.

Report by Francesco Guarascio @fraguarascio in Brussels; additional reporting by Francesco Canepa in Frankfurt; Editing by Catherine Evans? Jermey Gaunt

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Airtel’s board of directors will meet tomorrow; fundraising, fundraising strategies at the top of the agenda Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:36:58 +0000


Bharti AirtelThe board, which is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, will review fundraising strategies and fundraising plans via instruments such as bonds, bonds and loans, as the telecommunications industry prepares for spectrum auctions and the deployment of new era technologies.

The telephone company is also expected to report its third quarter results on Wednesday.

“… The Board of Directors, at its meeting scheduled for Wednesday 03 February 2021, will also review the routine financing / refinancing strategies and any resulting capital increases through various instruments, including bonds, bonds, loans, etc. in rupees or in foreign currencies and of appropriate content and characteristics, subject to applicable regulatory / legal approvals, ”the company said in a recent filing.

Last week, Bharti Airtel announced that its network is now 5G ready, as the company has successfully demonstrated fifth-generation live service – with ultra-high speeds – over a commercial network in the city of Hyderabad. .

The move grows in importance as telecom operators prepare to leverage 5G as the next frontier for future growth to strengthen revenue streams and deliver a stronger customer experience.

Airtel had stressed that the real impact of the 5G experience will be available to customers “when the right spectrum is available and government approvals are received.”

Airtel’s fundraising plan comes when the government got the ball rolling for the spectrum auction, in which the radio waves valued at ??3.92 lakh crore will be put on the block. The auction in seven frequency bands for mobile services – the 700, 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2300 and 2500 MHz bands – is expected to start from March 1.

Experts who follow the sector have, however, expected a “limited participation”. Some believe that spectrum auctions in India have become a buyer’s market and may see “minimal competition” with operators tackling the airwaves that offer the best value for money instead of focusing on renewing everything. the expiring specter.

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Boston Immune Technologies and Therapeutics Raises $ 10 Million Series A Funding Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:17:44 +0000

BOSTON–() – Boston Immune Technologies and Therapeutics, Inc. (BITT), a private developer of novel TNF superfamily antagonist antibodies, today announced that the company has completed a Series A / A1 preferred share financing of $ 10 million. Investors in the Series A preferred share financing include BeiGene, Ltd., as well as undisclosed private investors and predecessor investors Hatteras Venture Partners and EGP Investments. The funds will support the clinical development of BIR2101, a novel TNFR2 antagonist antibody for oncology and infectious disease indications and other potential candidates. The company also announced that Lusong Luo, Ph.D., senior vice president of external innovation at BeiGene and Joseph McMahon, CEO of Bioventure Partners, will join the board of directors of BITT.

“This funding, combined with our recent option and license agreement with BeiGene, means that BITT has the resources to move BIR2101 into the clinic and support proof of concept studies for additional targets in the TNF superfamily,” said said Russell LaMontagne, co-founder and CEO. BITT officer.

BITT is exploring clinical trials for BIR2101 as monotherapy and in combination with checkpoint blockade. TNFR2 is highly expressed on the most suppressive cells of the tumor microenvironment and has been identified as a driver of resistance to checkpoint blockade. In several mouse models, the combination of TNFR2 with PD-1 results in significantly higher cure rates. The BITT plans to file an IND for BIR2101 by the end of 2021. Antagonist antibodies at the discovery stage for additional targets of the TNF superfamily are under development.

About Boston Immune Technologies and Therapeutics

Boston Immune Technologies and Therapeutics (BITT) is a Boston, MA-based company developing a new class of antagonist antibodies targeting TNF superfamily receptors for applications in oncology, inflammation, autoimmunity and infectious diseases. BITT launches clinical trials for BIR2101, its lead candidate, a monoclonal antibody that targets tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2). BITT is also developing other antibodies of the TNF superfamily, including CD40 antagonists for inflammation and CD30 antagonists for oncology. For more information, visit our website at

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]]> 0 Washtenaw County District Attorney Believes Pandemic Could Cause Youth Mental Health Crisis Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:17:42 +0000

YPSILANTI, MI – The Ypsilanti Police Advisory Board has invited new Washtenaw County District Attorney Eli Savit to its February 25 meeting to discuss his priorities as a prosecutor.

Savit took the opportunity to talk about mental health, COVID-19 and racial disparities.

The Gail Wolkoff commission, who works with Ypsilanti youth, questioned the type of message Savit has for students in the community.

Savit said he was worried about the mental health of young people after the pandemic.

“One thing that frankly keeps me awake at night is that I think we are going to see a second pandemic after the COVID pandemic which will be a pandemic linked to mental health issues and trauma, especially since we let’s start to re-engage, and especially for young people, ”said Savit.

A University of Michigan Healthy Minds study found that 47% of those surveyed tested positive for clinically significant symptoms of depression and / or anxiety, up from 44% last year and the highest since the start of the investigation in 2007.

College student anxiety and depression record highs, University of Michigan study finds

“I’m particularly concerned about this for young people and teens because if you look at brain science, teens in particular are wired for social connection,” Savit said. “This is right where the teenagers are in their lives, and we took that away from them and we had to do it to save lives, but I think we need to be aware of the second-order fallout from this pandemic.”

He further said that historically for teens if someone is dealing with mental health issues it was seen as something to be ashamed of because of the stigma surrounding mental health. He wants young people in the community not to end up in the juvenile system because of the trauma and mental health problems that may arise from the pandemic.

Wolkoff said she had already seen an increase in the number of young people in the community using marijuana because they had nothing else to do during their day.

“This is how a lot of kids self-care… It’s on the rise,” Wolkoff said.

Savit has already started discussions with the Washtenaw County Youth Advisory Board on the topic of mental health, and would like to reach out to the community to better harness youth leadership.

“As adults we can talk to them whatever we want around this stuff, but it’s not going to land if it’s not something that has peer support,” Savit said. . “The concern for stigma is the concern of their peers, so that’s something I would really love to work on with young people. “

Ypsilanti City Council member Anthony Morgan has expressed concern over how Washtenaw County exhibits some of the biggest disparities in wealth and income.

“How do you try to change the systemic structure that is in place, whatever the new face, to get them to buy into some of these open-minded perspectives in a place like Washtenaw County that has a face of inclusion and diversity, but the belly is clearly not that according to the arrest statistics and all the other statistics, ”Morgan asked. “So how do you get the structure that stays the same to buy into your new ideas?

Savit said his office has partnered with the ACLU and the University of Michigan Law School on a project that is the first of its kind in Michigan – reviewing all of the attorney’s cases and identifying cases of disparate racial treatment.

“I see a real responsibility on our side to delve much deeper into these disparities and identify the points in the system where they occur,” said Savit. “Without it, I don’t think we can really understand how this is perpetuated by the prosecutor’s office.”

A recent report by the Citizens for Racial Equity in Washtenaw (CREW) suggested that blacks are about four times more likely to be charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance than whites in Washtenaw County, Savit said.

“There are a number of potential reasons for this, one may be that we get four times as many black law enforcement warrant requests as we do for whites … we might disproportionately deny requests. indictment concerning whites. but we bring in more as far as blacks are concerned… But we have to get this under control, ”Savit said. “So this is the first step in the partnership that we are leading, it is really to understand why we are seeing these disparities. Where does it break down? “

Michigan’s new attorney has lenient policies on everything from drugs to prostitution. But is it allowed?

Savit has promulgated a dozen new policy guidelines aimed at shifting the county to a more progressive form of criminal justice, saying he will not prosecute cases involving consensual prostitution or drugs like magic mushrooms. More recently, Savit announced his office will not coordinate with federal immigration law enforcement efforts, nor will it report non-citizen civilians, survivors of crime, witnesses or defendants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), by issuing a new policy direction on how its office will deal with cases where a person’s immigration status would previously be in question.

To review all of Savit’s policy guidelines, Click here.

The commission also spent time reviewing a presentation of the Ypsilanti Police Department’s monthly statistics presented by Chief Tony DeGiusti.

DeGuisti said there were no complaints from citizens during the month of January.

There have been six cases identified as cases involving physical force, he said. Four suffered no actual physical force, but the weapons were deployed and not unloaded. Of these six cases, no suspect or officer was injured.

DeGiusti also said the police department may start a project to upload biographical videos of police officers and community members to the city’s webpage so residents can see the human side of the officers.

The Police Advisory Board serves as a liaison to improve relations between the community and the police. The commission is made up of seven members and a non-voting youth, all appointed by the mayor.

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Labor Law: New Virginia Law Protects Pregnant Workers and Breastfeeding Housing | Economic news Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:17:41 +0000

RTD Metro Business Law Columnist Karen Michael.

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By KAREN MICHAEL Special Envoy

Employers in Virginia are now required to provide reasonable accommodations for known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including breastfeeding.

Companies employing five or more workers must comply with the law, which came into effect on July 1.

The law protects pregnant workers and nursing accommodation after pregnancy.

The law requires reasonable accommodation unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the business.

Reasonable accommodation may include “more frequent or longer toilet breaks, breaks for expressing breast milk, access to a private area other than a bathroom for expressing breast milk, or acquiring or dispensing breast milk. modification of equipment or access to or modification of employee seats, a transfer to a less strenuous or dangerous position, help with manual work, work restructuring, a modified work schedule, light tasks and a leave to recover from childbirth.

In determining whether an accommodation would impose undue hardship, employers should consider:

  • difficulties in the conduct of the employer’s business, taking into account the nature of the operation, including the composition and structure of its workforce;
  • the size of the facility where the job is located; and
  • the nature and cost of the accommodation required.
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Amanda Gorman Super Bowl 2021 Poem: Live Stream, Start Time, TV, When Will The Poet Perform? (Sun February 7) Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:17:39 +0000

The pre-match coverage for the Super Bowl 2021 will have something non-football fans will have their eyes on: America’s first National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and his original poem which will be read before the game. Gorman achieved national notoriety after reading his poem, “The Hill We Climb” To President Joe Biden’s inauguration last month. Now the 22-year-old poet will be in the nation’s spotlight again as she is part of the Super Bowl LV pre-game coverage ahead. Tom brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the ground against Patrick muhammad and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Gorman’s performance will occur during pre-game coverage of the Super Bowl, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. EST on CBS. Gorman’s poem will appear with the singing of the national anthem by Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church and “America the Beautiful” by HER. Pre-match performances do not have a down-to-the-minute public schedule.

However, we do know that Gorman will appear alongside three Honorary Captains – Educator Trimaine Davis, Nurse Manager Suzie Dorner and Navy veteran James Martin – for the pre-game draw. Gorman’s poem should focus on the impact these three people had during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re looking to watch Gorman’s performance, be sure to tune in at 6 p.m. EST, with actual game coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. EST. Since Gorman is expected to appear in conjunction with the toss, his performance will likely drop towards the latter part of that 30-minute block, just before kick-off.

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Super Bowl LV: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Start time: 6:30 p.m. EST | Sunday February 7

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Musical acts and pre-match performances

  • Poem reading by Amanda Gorman, poet laureate who performed at the inauguration of President Joe Biden
  • National Anthem – Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church
  • “America the Beautiful” – SHE
  • Halftime Show – The Weeknd

Site: Raymond James Stadium | Tampa, Florida

Shop for Super Bowl gear and jerseys at Fanatics: Tom brady | Rob gronkowski | Patrick muhammad | Travis Kelce

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NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has selected three people who served during the coronavirus pandemic as honorary Super Bowl captains along with inaugural poet Amanda Gorman for an original poem.

Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday that educator Trimaine Davis, nurse manager Suzie Dorner and Navy veteran James Martin will enter the draw on February 7 in Tampa, Florida. The trio were chosen to embody the NFL’s “It Takes All of Us” message this season.

Gorman, the country’s first young national poet, recited “The Hill We Climb” at Biden’s inauguration on January 20. She will recite her poem about the trio’s impact before the game, which will be televised and screened inside Raymond James Stadium.

Davis has made sure his students and their families have devices and internet access in Los Angeles, and he’s also held tech workshops to help people learn how to use the devices.

Dorner, who has lost two grandparents to COVID-19, is the nurse in charge of COVID intensive care at Tampa General Hospital and represents healthcare workers across the country as honorary captain.

Martin has helped area veterans, high school athletes and youth connect virtually through the Wounded Warrior Project and by broadcasting live events in Pittsburgh. He volunteered to live stream every home football game for Aliquippa High School so families could watch. He also took in needy children from his neighborhood.

“During this incredibly difficult time in our lives, Trimaine, Suzie and James exemplified the essence of leadership, each in their own way,” said Goodell. “We are grateful for their commitment and proud to share and recognize their stories during this special time on Super Bowl Sunday.”

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Ty Cobb’s legendary 1910 photograph sells for $ 390,000 Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:17:37 +0000

A rare 1910 photograph of Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb recently sold for $ 390,000, Robert Edward Auctions announced Monday.

The photo of Cobb taken by Charles Conlon at Hilltop Park, home of the New York Highlanders, on July 23, 1910 is universally regarded as the first “action” sports photo ever taken. The identity of the card purchaser has not been made public.

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“Conlon took what is universally considered the most visceral sports photograph ever taken,” the description of the lot reads. “The image captures the sheer fury that was Ty Cobb as he slipped into third base on a steal attempt and made Highlanders third baseman Jimmy Austin pay for his impudence in attempting to score the shot.”

“The determination on Cobb’s face, the dirt flying in all directions and Austin’s futile attempt to catch the catcher’s throw while trying to avoid serious injury from the shards of steel emanating from the shoes. of Cobb’s combine to elicit an emotional response unmatched by any other baseball image.

Conlon later said he originally believed he missed the shot, but was shocked to find he had indeed captured it when he developed his photos after the game.

“There was Cobb who stole the third,” he said, according to the description of the lot. “In my excitement, I had broken it, instinctively.”

A photo of the 1910 photograph can be seen below.

Robert Edward Auctions said the photograph was “one of the most important objects (that she) has ever had the privilege to present at auction”.

The 10 x 8 inch photograph had already sold for $ 250,000 in 2019.

Cobb, nicknamed the Georgia Peach, is widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team’s player-manager, and ended his career with the Philadelphia Athletics.

Cobb was the America’s League MVP in 1911 and won the triple crown in 1909. He led the AL 12 times at bat, four RBIs and six steal bases in his remarkable career. . Inducted into the Hall of Fame in the first round, he was inducted in 1936.

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The Art of Automotive Design Showcased at Springfield Museums Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:17:35 +0000

“Automotive design is truly an art form,” said Maggie C. North, art curator at Springfield Museums, explaining that a new exhibit at the D’Amour Art Gallery is both a celebration of the technical competence of talented painters as well as an exploration of automotive design.

CHANDELIER: Realism and hyperrealism in contemporary painting of automobiles and motorcycles – a traveling exhibition consisting of over 50 paintings by 14 of today’s realistic and hyperrealistic artists who specialize in automobiles and motorcycles as their main subject – is open until 23 August.

The title of the exhibition speaks of the style of painting and the subject that visitors can expect to see. “Using photographs as references, realistic and hyperrealistic artists create incredibly naturalistic images,” North said.

The exhibition focuses on the work of artists who apply their realistic techniques to automotive subjects. “Many are drawn to the technical challenge of representing the polished or reflective surfaces of cars and motorcycles,” she said.

The exhibit was produced by David J. Wagner, LLC

“Like the shiny automobiles and motorcycles they portrayed, the paintings of these new age artists can be characterized by the luster that permeates their work,” he wrote.

Some paints are finished with a gloss varnish, others use high contrast colors, and others are painted on aluminum to achieve a certain sheen.

“This exhibit is both a celebration of the technical skills of talented painters as well as an exploration of automotive design,” said North.

Although the works on display represent a range of vehicles ranging from a 1937 Oldsmobile to a 2013 Harley-Davidson, many of the artists on display focus on vehicles produced around the mid-20th century or earlier.

“In the 1940s, automakers in the United States began to incorporate features like running boards and headlights into artfully designed vehicle bodies,” North said. “Coinciding with the expansion of the interstate highway system, car sales have increased and innovators have added fun and stylish details such as chrome accents and tail fins. As many of LUSTER’s works demonstrate, the innovative designs of mid-century automakers continue to fascinate and inspire fine artists today.

Many of the artists featured in LUSTER are passionate about cars or motorcycles. Colorado artist Marc G. Jone ‘grew up repairing and rebuilding cars in his family’s garage, and Oregon-based painter Guenevere Schwien started motorcycling in college. “However, all of the artists in the show are drawn to the formal qualities of the engines, pipes, polished bodies and reflective surfaces,” said North. “A passion for vehicles, coupled with a desire to explore light, form and color, are factors that drive many contemporary automotive artists. “

Much like the clothes people choose or the way they decorate their homes, cars have the power to help people make a statement. “Although some people think of cars simply as a form of transportation, the most stylish vehicles attract crowds at auto shows or are displayed in museum exhibits,” she explained. “The artwork presented in LUSTER draws on a range of associations with cars. In America, cars and motorcycles are often associated with freedom, mobility, adventure, and patriotism.

The visual history of car and motorcycle design finds special significance in Springfield, a city that has played a key role in the history of automobile and motorcycle production. In addition to being the site of Charles and J. Frank Duryea’s trial of the first successful American gasoline vehicle in 1893, Springfield was home to the Knox Automobile Company, a factory of the Stevens-Duryea Company, the Atlas Motor Car Company , a major Rolls-Royce manufacturing plant and the Indian Motorcycle Company. North invites visitors to enjoy this art exhibit as well as the collection of classic Indian cars and motorcycles on display at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.

For over 100 years, cars and motorcycles have not only roamed America’s streets and highways, but have also played a significant role in movies, top forty musical hits, and the fine art, she explained. .

“Cars and motorcycles are powerful machines that can also be beautiful. Although I am not a car collector myself, I can imagine that owning a beautiful automobile is a bit like owning a beautiful painting: both are man-made constructions that reflect the aspirations of their creators and tell us something. thing about the company in which they were made, ”she said. noted.

Visitors viewing this exhibit will also notice a selection of auto-related songs performed in the gallery. These songs and the works on display testify to the integration of cars into American daily life and art.

The paintings in the exhibit range from 15 inches high by 24 inches wide to 48 inches high by 96 inches wide. It features oil, acrylic and watercolors used on surfaces like canvas, aluminum and wood panels.

“We are delighted to celebrate the reopening of the museums through this special exhibition of exceptional paintings of cars and motorcycles,” said Heather Haskell, Director of Art Museums and Vice President of Springfield Museums. “The performances are outstanding examples of photorealism and hyperrealism and breathtaking in their detail.”

She also suggested visitors explore the Contemporary Gallery where they will find other examples of photorealism, including a large painting by American artist Don Eddy depicting a Volkswagen, one of her favorite subjects to paint in the 1970s. .

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