Archive for June 3rd, 2016

Obama commutes sentences for dozens of drug offenders

Friday, June 3rd, 2016:

Barack Obama’s presidency Obama attends the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in March 2014 in the Hague, Netherlands. As his presidency nears its close, here’s a look at some key moments of his administration. Barack Obama’s presidency Michelle Obama brushes specks from the coat of then-Sen. Obama inside the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, just before he announced his candidacy for president of the United States in February 2007. Their daughters Malia, left, and Sasha wait in the foreground. Barack Obama’s presidency Obama appears on “Meet the Press” with Tim Russert, right, in Des Moines, Iowa, in November 2007. Barack […] Read More →

Review: Arizona Ballet Performs ‘Round’ in a Dreamy Desert Ambience

Friday, June 3rd, 2016:

Photo Images that dissolve to become the basis of new ones: From left, Annier Navarro, Fan Shi and Roman Zavarov of Ballet Arizona in Ib Andersen’s “Round” at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Credit Caitlin O’Hara for The New York Times PHOENIX — For centuries, ballet has focused all of its stage deportment on one specific arc of space, through a proscenium arch to a large audience. Yet this is such a three-dimensional art that it’s baffling how few experiments have been made to choreograph it in the round. Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona, addresses this multidimensionality […] Read More →

Villiers criticised over Brexit claims

Friday, June 3rd, 2016:

Image caption The current Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers, who is campaigning for the UK to leave the European Union, has been criticised by her predecessor Lord Mandelson Ex-Northern Ireland Secretary Lord Mandelson has accused Theresa Villiers of having “her fingers in her ears” over claims there would be no hardening of the Irish border after a Brexit. Ms Villiers, the current Northern Ireland secretary, has said the exiting border arrangements would continue much as they are if the UK left the EU. People can move freely between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland due to the […] Read More →

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