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SIMONE Buchholz tells how Glasgow became the heart of her latest crime thriller River Clyde. It all started almost two decades ago when the German author arrived in Scotland to visit friends.

Passionate about football, she was taken to see a game at Celtic Park. It was 2005 and a young striker caught his eye. His name was Nicky Riley, a player on the bench for the local team. His cheeky smile and freckles made her smile.

At this time, Hamburg-based Buchholz was planning a new series of books. She had yet to name the central character – a fearless state attorney who is half-German, half-American, with Scottish roots – and inspiration struck as she sat in the stands that day- the.

“What’s funny is that all of my protagonists are named after football players,” she says. “The vouchers are named after players from FC St Pauli, where I live. Bad guys usually play or used to play for Hamburger SV.

“I was in Glasgow on a trip and went to the Celtic stadium. It was around the time that I started thinking about this protagonist. I thought, ‘Maybe her name is Riley?’ »

And, with that, the bold and memorable Chastity Riley was born. The curious thing, says Buchholz, is that Nicky Riley never started for Celtic that day, but in her mind she can see him flying around the pitch.

Does the footballer, who after leaving Celtic in 2010 played for Dundee, Peterhead and now Linlithgow Rose, know that he inspired this character? “No, no, no,” she said with a shy laugh.

A visit to Glasgow’s Celtic Park in 2005 inspired German author Simone Buchholz. Photo: Nick Ponty

Buchholz, 50, has since written a string of bestselling books centered on Chastity Riley. She looks back fondly on that visit to Glasgow and thinks serendipity played a part.

“Years later, it turned out to be absolutely right to name him after a Celtic football player,” she says, referring to the Glasgow link that proves essential in his new novel, River Clyde, which is published this week.

The award-winning author, well known in her native Germany as a political and cultural activist, was on tour for her novel Mexikoring (published in English as Mexico Street) when she struck up an enlightening conversation about the development of the character related to Chastity Riley.

“My wonderful colleague said, ‘Oh my God, you hurt her all the time. Don’t you think she has to be fixed once? You have to give her some kind of healing to make her happy…” We spent this long evening together and talked about the problem.”

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A few weeks later, Buchholz was attending the Bloody Scotland detective writing festival in Stirling and chatting with a podcaster. “She was like, ‘It’s funny that her name is Riley because my name is also Riley, which is an Irish-Scottish name, and I’m from Glasgow. “”

Thinking about it afterwards, Buchholz knew what was coming next for his character. “Suddenly I realized, ‘I have to fix it.’ I felt for the first time that maybe I should give her a home and a way to learn more about her family and her roots.

“She’s half American; her father died when she was 20 and her mother left her when she was two. Maybe I have to send her somewhere to her house and maybe it’s Scotland. I started researching and traveled to Glasgow. Very quickly, I felt that yes, that was where she belonged.

“For me, it sparked a kind of magic. I still can’t say why exactly. I walked around and saw things through his eyes. She felt at home there; she felt safe and like she belonged.

HeraldScotland: German detective novelist Simone Buchholz.  Photo: Gerald von ForisGerman crime perpetrator Simone Buchholz. Photo: Gerald von Foris

River Clyde follows Chastity Riley as she escapes the heartbreak and tragedy of her life in Hamburg and travels to Glasgow, summoned to her great-great-grandfather’s birthplace by a mysterious letter suggesting she has inherited a house.

There, she meets an important figure who knew her late great-aunt, uncovering dark and painful secrets from her family’s past.

What is striking about Buchholz’s writing is how skillfully it captures the beating heart of Glasgow. This is not the postcard version, but rather a portrait without blinding. She appreciates and understands the nuances of the city’s geography and socio-economic landscape.

River Clyde is very much like an alternative love letter to Glasgow. Much of the story takes place in the east, and you can tell Chastity Riley – and Buchholz for that matter – felt very comfortable there as the character discovers her Scottish roots.

“When I arrived in Glasgow and Chastity popped into my mind, I knew she’d like the gritty part,” says Buchholz. “I live in St Pauli and she lives in St Pauli, which is the harbor area. It’s gritty – it’s not the rich and posh part of Hamburg.

“For me, the West End and Kelvingrove are wonderful – I loved dining there – but, for her, I knew that had to be the gritty part.”

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Buchholz began researching how many Scots emigrated at the end of the 19th century in search of a better life across the Atlantic. “His great-great-grandfather emigrated to the United States,” she says, explaining that the character’s father was from a steel town in North Carolina.

In River Clyde, Chastity Riley traces her family tree to Bluevale Street in Dennistoun. Buchholz spent many hours exploring East Glasgow and learning about the history. “I knew I had to go,” she said. “If I found something, I would find it there.

“I have friends in Glasgow and when I asked them, ‘Where would she go? Where would she like? They were like, ‘Let’s go, this is his part of town.’ “I was so lucky because my friends took me to the Hielan Jessie at Gallowgate,” she adds, a smile in her voice. “The Hielan Jessie is the best place. I really hope he survived the pandemic.

River Clyde contains an impressive pub crawl of Glasgow’s iconic hostels. As well as the Hielan Jessie, Chastity Riley enjoyed a drink at Tennent’s Bar, Stravaigin and The Doublet (and later The Anchor Inn and The Perch Cafe in Garelochhead).

HeraldScotland: The Doublet in Glasgow.  Photo: Kirsty AndersonThe Doublet in Glasgow. Photo: Kirsty Anderson

Did Buchholz have fun researching these parts of the book? “Of course,” she said, laughing. “My friends helped me a lot. It was lovely. The Glasgow people I met were so friendly. It was so easy to do research in Glasgow.

Hamburg, she says, is renowned for being a friendly place, but the welcome from Glasgow has upset her. “You go somewhere, you order a beer and after two seconds you have new friends. They ask: ‘Where are you from?’ You start talking and you have a group of friends.

“It’s absolutely wonderful for an author who does research. The people are very friendly, open, kind and welcoming. It struck me. »

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It is no coincidence that the novel takes its name from the Glasgow River, the Clyde also being a sentient being – waiting and watching – within its pages.

Buchholz felt an immediate and strong connection. “I live not far from our river in Hamburg – the Elbe – and I go there often,” she says. “I love being there, drinking a beer, watching the river and thinking about everything.

“When I came to Glasgow to do research for the book, I discovered that the Clyde and our river in Hamburg, the Elbe, are somewhat similar geographically as they cut the city into two halves. There is the northern part and the southern part.

HeraldScotland: View across the River Clyde in Glasgow looking east.  Photo: Colin MearnsView over the River Clyde in Glasgow looking east. Photo: Colin Mearns

“The big difference – what moved me – is that in Hamburg the river has a very central function and it is one of the biggest ports in Europe.

“The river is very lively and people love to sit by it. There are plenty of restaurants and bars – the river is important for city life. And the River Clyde is just the opposite. It looked to me like he was just lying there, dividing the city into two halves.

“It was a bit sad. Maybe it depends a bit on the weather, but our weather is not so much better in Hamburg. For me it [the Clyde] seems to be lonely and emotional and dark, just hanging out.

When Buchholz finished the first draft of River Clyde in 2020, she felt something was missing, “an extra voice, something that brings it all together.” Sitting on the banks of the Elbe, sipping a beer with a musician friend, she began to think of a solution.

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“I told him about my problem and said, ‘Something is missing. What would you do if you were writing music and you felt an extra sound was missing?

“He said, ‘I’d do something like dark ropes. Maybe look at the river, something like a river…’ I thought, ‘Maybe River Clyde isn’t just the title? Maybe it’s a character. Maybe it’s the voice I need to pull it all together? I tried and it felt good.”

River Clyde by Simone Buchholz is published by Orenda Books on Thursday, priced at £8.99

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Mask mandate lifted and interlibrary loan issues being resolved – BG Independent News https://schlammpeitziger.com/mask-mandate-lifted-and-interlibrary-loan-issues-being-resolved-bg-independent-news/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 14:24:48 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/mask-mandate-lifted-and-interlibrary-loan-issues-being-resolved-bg-independent-news/ By David Dupont BG Independent News The Wood County District Library is another step closer to pre-pandemic normalcy. Masks are now recommended, not required. Library director Michael Penrod, speaking after Monday’s trustees’ meeting, said once the county removed the mask mandate in its buildings, dropping the requirement in the library became inevitable. “Enforcement was getting […]]]>

By David Dupont

BG Independent News

The Wood County District Library is another step closer to pre-pandemic normalcy.

Masks are now recommended, not required.

Library director Michael Penrod, speaking after Monday’s trustees’ meeting, said once the county removed the mask mandate in its buildings, dropping the requirement in the library became inevitable.

“Enforcement was getting difficult,” he said.

Schools don’t require masks on buses, and the CDC has said mask mandates aren’t necessary once a county has medium transmission risk. Also, more people are being vaccinated and there is better treatment for those who contract COVID-19.

Nonetheless, any customer or employee is “welcomed and encouraged” to wear a mask if they wish.

Penrod said the library is 99% back to pre-pandemic service.

Once the summer reading program is over, the meeting room will be available for rent.

However, the atrium will not be available for rental for an extended period and will be used sparingly, even for library events. The Library Foundations’ main fundraising night, Novel Night, will take place at the Veterans Building in City Park in July.

The atrium will be used for the presentation of Caldecott’s 2021 award-winning picture book “We Are Water Protectors” on April 2. Author Carole Lindstrom will be on hand to talk about the book while illustrator Michaela Goade will appear virtually from her home. in Alaska.

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The limited use of the atrium is unrelated to pandemic precautions.

“I need that floor space for collections,” Penrod said. Moving exhibits around the atrium takes a long time.

Foot traffic in the building is increasing but still has not reached pre-pandemic levels.

Circulation in 2021 is up 15% from 2020, but still down 15-20% from 2019.

The programs, Penrod said, boost circulation, and those still aren’t at full steam.

The library solves another circulation problem by getting books in and out through interlibrary loan.

The State Library has terminated its contract with the existing courier service and will revert to using the previous contractor. “It’s a good move. We’re going back to a company that we know can provide a high quality service and in the meantime we’re going to tell people “if you need a book, come to the library and we’ll get it to you from a one way or another.’ We will try to meet this need.”

The state-level transition is expected to last until April or May. In the meantime, the county’s eight independent library districts plus the McComb Library have come together to form their own book-sharing system.

The state-level problems began last summer, after the State Library System and the State Administrative Services Department switched courier services. A request for proposals for the service was issued for the service early last year. STAT Courier received the contract on existing provider Priority Dispatch.

Problems arose almost immediately. The service improved before deteriorating again. “This company could not provide the services it was contracted to perform, so this contract was canceled by the state library,” Penrod said.

Priority Dispatch will now be the courier.

Penrod said about a third of new books the library receives are sent to other libraries on interlibrary loan. Another third is sent to local customers awaiting titles. While the rest is stored in the new books section of the library.

The library would have books piled up everywhere if those books weren’t circulating locally or through interlibrary loan, he said.

Penrod also noted that the Children’s Place enjoys a prime view of the nearby construction site where the old senior center is crumbling and where the city’s new building will be constructed.

The room behind the desk overlooks the site and has been stocked with Tonka trucks, helmets, books, blocks, diagrams of famous buildings around the world, and other construction-themed materials.

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Green Man opts for an eclectic electric line-up for the 20th festival https://schlammpeitziger.com/green-man-opts-for-an-eclectic-electric-line-up-for-the-20th-festival/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 12:06:51 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/green-man-opts-for-an-eclectic-electric-line-up-for-the-20th-festival/ Wales’ biggest music festival – Green Man – has announced that German electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk will descend the Autobahn into the foothills of the Black Mountains. They will join electro-pop collective Metronomy, electronic DJ duo Bicep, Baltimore Beach House dream popsters and Brit Award winning and British singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka as headliners for the 20th […]]]>

Wales’ biggest music festival – Green Man – has announced that German electro-pop pioneers Kraftwerk will descend the Autobahn into the foothills of the Black Mountains.

They will join electro-pop collective Metronomy, electronic DJ duo Bicep, Baltimore Beach House dream popsters and Brit Award winning and British singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka as headliners for the 20th anniversary festival. already sold out birthday party, which takes place at Glanusk Estate near Crickhowell from Thursday to Sunday, 18th to 21st August.

The event, which has so far announced 70 bands, has just been nominated for ‘Best Festival in the World’ and ‘Best Festival in the UK’ at the annual NME awards.

And festival spokeswoman Fiona Stewart said: “We are delighted with Green Man’s 20th birthday, and we plan to celebrate his big birthday with many wonderful surprises and the best party ever!”

Kraftwerk have had a huge influence on modern pop music over their 53-year career, with songs like Autobahn, Tour de France, The Model, Computer Love, The Robots and Trans-Europe Express, and this will be their very first appearance at Green Man

Devon’s Metronomy will present their seventh album, Small World, this month, while electro duo Bicep will keep the beat going after rave reviews for 2021 album Isles.

American duo Beach House will also bathe the Usk Valley with ethereal dream pop, including songs from their new record Once Twice Melody,

And Michael Kiwanuka returns to the festival after his first appearance 11 years ago, bringing songs from his hit albums Home Again, Love & Hate and Kiwanuka.

With 10 individual zones, the festival includes art installations, a beer and cider tent with local brews, a mini-beast-themed discovery and exploration zone for children, and a relaxation and entertainment area. workshop for teenagers.

More music, science, film, comedy and literature lineups will be revealed soon.

Welsh artists playing at this year’s festival include Adam Walton, Huw Stephens, Melin Melyn, Adwaith and local singer Ailsa Tully.

Other artists already booked include New York band Parquet Courts, slowcore band Hey What Low, raucous rock ‘n’ rollers Ty Segall & Freedom Band, pop art Ezra Furman and indie cult hero Alex G.

Senegalese dance group Orchestra Baobab will also visit the Usk Valley, along with Swedish post-punk electro band Viagra Boys, Grammy-nominated Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab, Nigerian Tuareg, songwriter and musician Mdou Moctar, and Zambian Zamrock band Witch.

For more information, visit www.greenman.net

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Lemn Sissay: ‘It has been a difficult journey at times, but it has also been great’ https://schlammpeitziger.com/lemn-sissay-it-has-been-a-difficult-journey-at-times-but-it-has-also-been-great/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 06:57:56 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/lemn-sissay-it-has-been-a-difficult-journey-at-times-but-it-has-also-been-great/ Subscribe to The Big Problem From just £3 per week Grab a print or digital subscription to The Big Issue and provide an essential lifeline to our work. With every subscription we reinvest every penny to support the network of sellers across the UK. A subscription also means you’ll never miss weekly editions of an […]]]>
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What made you want to write this book, for this audience, at that time?

I really wanted to write a fun book, but honestly, it was about a kid who had an experience like mine. It’s not going to help sell the book, but I’ll tell you it’s about a kid who has no birthday or no family on his birthday.

These could be quite heavy themes for young children.

So how do you make it still fun, still a trip? I wanted to be able to say that in fact, this experience is beautiful to find what is important in life outside the family. Gosh, now I’m deconstructing it! But it’s true. It’s a boy, it’s his birthday and he has nowhere to go. Without being morbid, it’s me. I found the most difficult days were my birthday and Christmas because they reminded me of everything I had ever had. And it was also in my adult life – so I don’t just look back and date my childhood. But I’m fine. It was a difficult trip at times, but it was also great. So how do I turn this boy from loss to joy?

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How did you and illustrator Greg Stobbs meet?

We are good friends now. He was the illustrator for a show I called warrior poets, and made a picture called many houses. I get goosebumps thinking about it. When I saw him, I just thought: this is my domain – child in care, blah blah blah – and he knows it. Whether he lived it or not, he is a listener, an artist. I could not have imagined this image, but I can never forget it now. The illustrator works the magic. Sometimes I think the words get in the way of the poetry of the play.

Are you eager to join the canon of children’s authors?

I think children’s authors are the most rock’n’roll of all writers. I saw the poets – I have a series on Radio 4 at the moment on the rebel poets. I have seen serious novelists who lock themselves in and only come out when the book is published. And I also saw children’s authors. I’m talking about Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen, Mallory Blackman. They change ideas and introduce new ideas about what it’s like to be a child. Enid Blyton’s days are long gone – although I loved her books and read them all. They are the real rock’n’roll stars of literature.

So what’s the next step?

Drafts of this book are going to be exhibited at the Foundling Museum in London as part of an exhibition which I inspired and which is called Comics, origins and superheroes. It will include illustrators from around the world who are adopted, orphaned or who were in children’s homes. Because Superman was an adopted child himself.

And I recently found out that they are going to continue the Lemn Sissay Law Fellowship after I leave as Chancellor of the University of Manchester in July. It’s about expanding opportunities to people who wouldn’t otherwise have them, bringing more black people into the law. They will become solicitors and barristers – and it will save lives. I’m so honored to have my name on it – because Black Lawyers Matter.

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#666: Devilish fun with Lady Liberty, Mark Twain and flying cows – plus fast times at Kellenberg High https://schlammpeitziger.com/666-devilish-fun-with-lady-liberty-mark-twain-and-flying-cows-plus-fast-times-at-kellenberg-high/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 10:04:05 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/666-devilish-fun-with-lady-liberty-mark-twain-and-flying-cows-plus-fast-times-at-kellenberg-high/ A bit offbeat: Welcome to Friday, dear readers, as we wrap up a surprisingly spring-like week of socio-economic innovation and look forward to a well-deserved three-day weekend – or at least about a third of us do. According to the Bureau of Labor Statisticsonly 58% of state and local government employees get paid time off […]]]>

A bit offbeat: Welcome to Friday, dear readers, as we wrap up a surprisingly spring-like week of socio-economic innovation and look forward to a well-deserved three-day weekend – or at least about a third of us do.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statisticsonly 58% of state and local government employees get paid time off on President’s Day (February 21 this year), along with 19% of private sector employees (tied with Good Friday, well behind Martin Luther King Jr. . Day).

Fish and sips: Either way, the weekend is upon us – and so is the terrific combination of menus from National Crab-Stuffed Plaice Day and National Drinking Wine Dayboth celebrated annually on February 18.

Today is also Cow milked while flying in an airplane daywhich is real and pretty self-explanatory.

Port Patrol: It is also the French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, who was obtained a US patent for his design of the Statue of Liberty on that date in 1879. (Bonus points for knowing Bartholdi’s original name for his famous copper queen…no google search, answer below.)

The Twain will meet: Another shining beacon of Americana, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, was first published on this date in 1885.

Still a controversial masterpiece of American literature, “Huck” was trashed by critics at the time, who found it immoral, vulgar and a bit trashy.

Iso-exalted: Far less controversial are isotopes, which became a thing on February 18, 1913, when British chemist Frederick Soddy first used the term to define elements with the same atomic number but different atomic mass.

He prefers “small planet”: Speaking of small things, Pluto – officially a dwarf planet – was discovered 92 years ago today by Illinois astronomer Clyde Tombaugh.

Need transportation? And it was February 18, 1977, when NASA’s space shuttle Business performed its first flight in “inert captive mode”, tied in the back of a specially modified Boeing 747.

The two-hour test was intended to demonstrate the prototype orbiter’s ability to fly in the atmosphere and would be followed in August by the ship’s first free flight test.

This girl: American author, publisher and businesswoman Helen Gurley Brown (1922-2010) – a outspoken lawyer of women’s sexual freedom, author of the best-selling ‘Sex and the Single Girl’ and editor of Cosmopolitan for 32 years – would be 100 today.

Also born on February 18, the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), who invented the electric battery; French poet, essayist, critic and publisher André Breton (1896-1966), considered the founder of surrealism; The Italian automobile manufacturer and designer Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988), who high idle; American novelist Chloe Anthony Wofford “Toni” Morrison (1931-2019), Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner and otherwise imposing giant; and American filmmaker John Hughes Jr. (1950-2009), who created the “modern american teenager“Cinema genre.

Imagine this: And bow down, Yoko Ono! The Japanese singer, songwriter, performance artist and peace activist – always imagine a better world – turns 89 today.

Give the Grammy Award-winning artist (it’s true) your best at editor@innovateli.com, where you can tell we’re dreamers, but we’re not the only ones, and we hope one day you’ll join us with topical tips and calendar events.

Give me freedom: We know her as the Statue of Liberty, but sculptor Bartholdi originally named her masterpiece “Liberty Enlightening the World.”

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Spiritual link: Kellenberg Memorial High School will get a new fine arts/athletics center with the help of the Nassau County Local Economic Assistance Society.

LEAC approved a $10 million bond funding request by the Province of Meribah Society of Mary, which operates as the Hempstead-based high school. The bond will be used to construct an approximately 60,000 square foot two-story building on the school’s Glenn Curtis Boulevard campus, giving the Catholic school – opened in 1987 grades six through 12 by the Society of Mary, also known as the Marianists – an extensive fine arts center and athletics facility.

Nassau County LEAC President Richard Kessel said the company was pleased to approve the bond application. “Our educational institutions are extremely important to the economy of Nassau County,” Kessel said in a statement. “This bond endorsement…will expand and enhance the educational offerings of an institution that has been a mainstay of our county for more than 30 years.”

Great Expectations: The State University of New York Graduate Research Talent Empowerment and Acceleration Program announced its 2022 list of winners, with half of the more than two dozen awards going to students at Stony Brook University.

Reserved for graduate students who earn honorable mentions from the National Science Foundation, the GREAT program targets a wide range of disciplines in the SUNY system, with $5,000 scholarships intended to “incentivize” students to apply for highly competitive scholarships. and other graduate programs. Fourteen of this year’s 28 winners are from SBU – including eight graduate students representing Stony Brook’s medical scientist training program, each focused on neuroscience, genetics, pharmacology or another heavy science.

Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis said she was “incredibly proud” of the entire list of SUNY honorees and beamed at her university’s GREAT performance. “We are passionate about supporting the spirit of research and innovation that drives our early-career faculty and graduate students,” McInnis added. “It is clear that the passion for knowledge is growing in all disciplines among our brilliant graduate students.”

TOP OF THE SITE

Recipe for success: The new boss of the Stony Brook University food business incubator in Calverton knows all about aggressive commercialization efforts.

Slow and steady: An ambitious Long Island biotech and a cutting-edge Italian biopharmaceutical are taking a big step closer to producing a pancancer vaccine.

Law degrees: Our fun and informative podcast series measures the long arm of Kevin Law, a true socioeconomic champion of Long Island (and Empire State Development honcho-in-waiting).

ICYMI

Offshore wind lands in East Hampton, popular acid blocker lands one on COVID’s chin.

THE BEST OF THE WEST (AND SOMETIMES NORTH/SOUTH)

Innovate LI’s inbox is overflowing with inspiring innovations from all over North America. This week’s brightest foreigners:

From Florida: Tampa-based AI specialist Lumina Analytics scales up machine learning with Random contrast training.

From Wisconsin: Good Source Foods, a Milwaukee-based conscious muncher, is expanding its innovative line of snacks rich in superfoods.

From Utah: Provo-based home monitoring pioneer Care.Life is revolutionizing the detection of light, moderate and severe falls by elderly relatives.

MOVING

+ caro carter was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. She is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University and an adjunct professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

+ Michel Guerriero joined Uniondale-based Farrell Fritz as an associate in the Tax Certiorari department. He was an attorney at Koeppel Martone & Leistman, based in Mineola.

+ Nandini Chowdhury was hired as a partner in East Meadow-based Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman’s banking group. She was a partner at Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti in Manhattan.

+ Justine Di Giglio was hired as Vice President of Communications and Partner Relations at Hauppauge-based Discover Long Island. She previously served as senior communications advisor for former Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

+ Charles McLeod was elected to the board of directors of Manhattan-based Keen Company. He is the CEO of Smithtown-based SMM Advertising.

+ Andrea Cotter was appointed to Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation in Sayville. She is the founder and president of Virgilio and Cotter, based in Brightwaters.

+ Georges Xipoleas was appointed Director of Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital. The board-certified plastic surgeon is a partner of the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group.

+ Thomas Grech was elected Vice-Chairman of the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency and the Town of Hempstead Community Development Corporation. He is President and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

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BELOW THE FOLD (Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia edition)

Do not be afraid : So you are afraid of the number 666… well, you’re not alone.

The ghost of the great Caesar! The book of Revelation did not simply refer to the “number of the beast” – 666 is also a secret greek code.

Dead “Studio” Performance: Yes, “Studio 666” is really a rock/horror/comedy with the Foo Fighters.

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Children’s book focuses on the ‘gold medal dreams’ of Olympic champion and Navy vet Billy Mills https://schlammpeitziger.com/childrens-book-focuses-on-the-gold-medal-dreams-of-olympic-champion-and-navy-vet-billy-mills/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 01:31:39 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/childrens-book-focuses-on-the-gold-medal-dreams-of-olympic-champion-and-navy-vet-billy-mills/ An Olympic official throws a towel at Marine Corps Lt. Billy Mills after finishing 14th in the marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Days earlier, Mills had beaten 37 of the world’s top endurance runners to the gold medal. gold in the 10,000 meters with a record time of 28 minutes, 24.4 seconds. (Stars and […]]]>

An Olympic official throws a towel at Marine Corps Lt. Billy Mills after finishing 14th in the marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Days earlier, Mills had beaten 37 of the world’s top endurance runners to the gold medal. gold in the 10,000 meters with a record time of 28 minutes, 24.4 seconds. (Stars and Stripes)

A Native American and former Marine who won a gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics is teaming up with an author and illustrator to publish a children’s picture book about his life.

In one of the biggest upsets in sports history, Billy Mills, then a 26-year-old Navy lieutenant, set an Olympic record of 28:24.4 over 10,000 meters to win gold on October 14, 1964. .

“10,000 Meter Thriller – MILLS SCORES UPSET” proclaimed the front page of Stars and Stripes after the race. The story described the victory – the first for the United States over this distance – as “one of the greatest shocks of all time” and said no one expected the young Marine to beat the Australian favourite, world record holder, Ron Clarke.

Fifty-eight years later, Mills, 83, of Sacramento, Calif., is collaborating with author Donna Janell Bowman and Native American artist SD Nelson to produce an autobiographical picture book titled “Wings of an Eagle: The Gold Medal Dreams of Billy Mills”. ”

The book will chronicle Mills’ experiences as an Oglala Lakota child growing up orphaned on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and the events that led to his dream of winning an Olympic gold medal, according to a statement from the February 4 from Running Strong.

The group, founded by Mills in 1986, partners with nonprofit organizations to provide grants to Native Americans to improve their self-reliance and self-esteem.

Marine Corps Lt. Billy Mills finished 14th in the marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Days earlier, he beat 37 of the world's top endurance runners to gold in the 10,000 meters with a time record of 28 minutes, 24.4 seconds.

Marine Corps Lt. Billy Mills finished 14th in the marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Days earlier, he beat 37 of the world’s top endurance runners to gold in the 10,000 meters with a time record of 28 minutes, 24.4 seconds. (Stars and Stripes)

The Olympic champion’s life story was featured in the 1983 film “Running Brave”, starring Robby Benson. Mills also co-wrote “Wokini: Your Personal Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding” with bestselling author Nicholas Sparks.

Bowman is the author of award-winning children’s books, including “Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness”, “Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words” and “The Sioux: The Past and Present of the Dakota, Lakota” . , and Nakota.

Nelson, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is the award-winning illustrator and author of numerous children’s books, including “Black Elk’s Vision”, “Gift Horse”, “The Star People” and “Buffalo Bird Girl”, the statement said.

Mills’ new book will be published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers in the summer of 2024, according to the release.

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Here’s who’s in town for the NBA All-Star Game halftime https://schlammpeitziger.com/heres-whos-in-town-for-the-nba-all-star-game-halftime/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 18:49:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/heres-whos-in-town-for-the-nba-all-star-game-halftime/ CLEVELAND – The NBA has released details of a halftime special show which will take place during the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 20 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The star-studded ceremony will feature special performances that honor the league’s 75th anniversary. Take the fans on a journeySpike Lee, eight-time Grammy Award winner and co-owner […]]]>

CLEVELAND – The NBA has released details of a halftime special show which will take place during the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 20 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The star-studded ceremony will feature special performances that honor the league’s 75th anniversary.

Take the fans on a journey
Spike Lee, eight-time Grammy Award winner and co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers Usher, five-time Academy Award winner and two-time Emmy Award winner, Tiffany Haddish, Grammy Award and Emmy Award winner, and Anthony Anderson, Emmy Awards, will tell a special tribute in honor of the 75-year history of the NBA. Players who pioneered the league over the years will be recognized.

The tribute will highlight “the themes that have served as cornerstones of the NBA since its founding: competition, culture and inclusion.”

The introduction
Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly and famed producer DJ D-Nice will present the 2022 NBA All-Stars before tipping.

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Machine Gun Kelly performs during day one of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Macy Gray, a four-time Grammy winner and native of Ohio, will sing the national anthem of the United States, and Ryland James, a native of Toronto and a two-time Juno and platinum nominee, will sing the national anthem. from Canada.

Half-time final
Earth, Wind and Fire, winners of nine Grammy Awards, will perform their hit “Shining Star”.

Verdin White, Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey

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From left, Verdin White, Ralph Johnson and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire perform during the Drive-in Race to Erase MS event at the Rose Bowl, Friday, June 4, 2021, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The First NBA HBCU
As previously announced, award-winning actress and TV personality Keke Palmer will perform the national anthem and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before the start of the HBCU Classic premiere on Saturday, February 19 at 2 p.m.

She will be accompanied by the Howard University Showtime Marching Band.

Keke Palmer

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Keke Palmer attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala celebrating the opening of the exhibit ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ on Monday, September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

A star-studded musical program
DJ Khaled will be joined by Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Gunna, Migos and Lil Baby to headline a performance ahead of the AT&T Slam Dunk on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at 8 p.m.

RELATED: A Complete Guide to the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland

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Singer and entrepreneur Danny K takes over Sweets from Heaven https://schlammpeitziger.com/singer-and-entrepreneur-danny-k-takes-over-sweets-from-heaven/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 18:58:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/singer-and-entrepreneur-danny-k-takes-over-sweets-from-heaven/ Bruce Whitfield talks to award-winning musician Danny K about his plans for the Sweets from Heaven brand. At one time, Bonbons du Ciel was everywhere… but when was the last time you saw a shop? Bruce Whitfield, host of The Money Show Singer Danny K (Daniel Koppel) bought the famous South African brand Sweets from […]]]>

Bruce Whitfield talks to award-winning musician Danny K about his plans for the Sweets from Heaven brand.

At one time, Bonbons du Ciel was everywhere… but when was the last time you saw a shop?

Bruce Whitfield, host of The Money Show

Singer Danny K (Daniel Koppel) bought the famous South African brand Sweets from Heaven.

Image from Sweets from Heaven Facebook page @sweetsfromheavensa

The award-winning musician is the founder and CEO of KD Foods

It served him well during the Covid-19 pandemic, Danny K tells Bruce Whitfield.

The last couple of years have been very tough for the music industry so I’m lucky to have had this interest and this company…I’m in Dubai right now with Bell Foods…watching interesting things around food development…

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

He confirms that his KD Foods has had a relationship with Sweets from Heaven for four to five years, using some of its products.

I am proud to say that we are now the official owners of the brand and the company, all these years later.

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

It’s a fantastic brand that many South Africans grew up loving, myself included.

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

He acknowledges that Sweets from Heaven stores have been going through a tough time.

However, the intention was never to run retail stores, but to get the brand on prepackaged confectionery.

We may one day reopen stores, but for now the strategy is our pre-packaged confectionery and licensed brand app.

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

Even though the stores closed, I don’t think it tarnished the brand.

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

You’ll start to see the brand alongside all the “riders” like Maynards and Manhattan. We really think it has the legs and the legacy to be the next big candy brand in the country simply because it has been a part of our lives for so many years…

Danny K, singer and CEO – KD Foods

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Acclaimed illustrator to visit DCDL https://schlammpeitziger.com/acclaimed-illustrator-to-visit-dcdl/ Sat, 05 Feb 2022 11:02:19 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/acclaimed-illustrator-to-visit-dcdl/ Hope you were able to safely weather our winter storm this week at home, and maybe you were lucky enough to cuddle up with a book or two. This week, we’re kicking off the start of our 2022 Author Series with a visit from acclaimed illustrator R. Gregory Christie. Mr. Christie is one of […]]]>

Hope you were able to safely weather our winter storm this week at home, and maybe you were lucky enough to cuddle up with a book or two.

This week, we’re kicking off the start of our 2022 Author Series with a visit from acclaimed illustrator R. Gregory Christie. Mr. Christie is one of the artists featured in the “Telling a People’s Story” exhibit currently on display at the Orange Branch of the Delaware County Library.

He is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and speaker with a long history of creating inspirational art. His illustrations “Freedom in Congo Square” were awarded in 2017 with a Coretta Scott King Honor for Illustration and the book received a Caldecott Honor.

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Christie for a visit to the Orange branch library this Friday February 11 and Saturday February 12, to lead several family events! On Friday, Mr. Christie will host a special after-hours painting night for teens and adults.

This event is currently sold out, but there is still space on the waiting list.

Saturday morning, we are delighted to have Mr. Christie at the ‘Telling a People’s Story’ exhibit, telling stories and giving tours of the art panels. Expect to learn more about the artists and artistic styles that have contributed to the history of art in illustrated African-American children’s literature over the past 50 years. Stop by anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. for the exhibition walk.

There are still a few places available for a very special family activity on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. During this time, Mr. Christie will guide families in creating a children’s book, while teaching some art and bookbinding skills. Families or groups can work together to create a book. Reserve your spot at www.delawarelibrary.org/event.

Gregory Christie’s visit is accompanied by the exhibition “Telling A People’s Story”, organized by the Miami University Art Museum thanks to a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. The exhibit is presented through a partnership with the Friends of the Delaware County District Library, the Delaware African American Heritage Council, the Richard M. Ross Museum, and the County Cultural Arts Center of Delaware. ‘Arts Castle Delaware.

In case you read everything on your reading shelf last week, here are some of the latest LibraryReads titles for February 2022. These books are among the top ten published this month that library staff across the United States gives a lot of love. Reviews are written by librarians across the country.

• “The Christie Affair: a novel” by Nina de Gramont. “An intriguing take on Agatha Christie’s famous disappearance in 11 days. In a Christie-style subplot, Nan manipulates Agatha’s husband into leaving her so Nan can intervene, but her plans go deeper. Interspersed throughout the story is Nan’s account of her own tragic past, and as it unfolds her true purpose is revealed.For fans of The Mrs. Christie Mystery and The Golden Book.— Maribeth Fisher, Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains, NJ

• “Black Cake: A Novel” by Charmaine Wilkerson. “In this extraordinary debut album, two estranged siblings must reunite at the death of their mother, opening old wounds and revealing long-held secrets. The novel is a rich, woven tapestry of cultures, characters, lore, and social issues, with several “wow” moments along the way. For fans of The Vanishing Half and Ask Again, yes. — Ronni Krasnow, New York Public Library, New York, NY

• “Not the witch you married” by April Asher. “Violet is perfectly happy to be the triplet without magical powers. However, since reuniting with high school wolf heartbreaker and shapeshifter Lincoln Thorne, she suddenly has magic and is afraid of being forced into an arranged marriage. What else can a witch do but pretend to date a werewolf? A fun, light read for fans of The Ex Hex. — Alicia Ahlvers, Henrico County Public Library, Henrico, Virginia

• “The Violin Conspiracy” by Brendan Slocumb. “The only bright spot in Ray’s difficult life is his love of the violin which once belonged to his great-ancestor, a slave. The instrument turns out to be a Stradivarius, creating all sorts of problems. This top-notch story offers an in-depth look at the experience of being a black musician in the world of classical music. Great for book clubs who enjoyed Harlem Shuffle and The Queen’s Gambit.” — Joan Hipp, Florham Park Public Library, Florham Park, NJ

If you have a question you’d like to see answered in this column, mail it to Nicole Fowles, Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, or call us at 740-362 -3861. You can also email your questions by visiting the library’s website at www.delawarelibrary.org or directly to Nicole at nfowles@delawarelibrary.org. No matter how you contact us, we’re always happy to hear from you!

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Super Bowl LVI pre-game entertainment lineup announced https://schlammpeitziger.com/super-bowl-lvi-pre-game-entertainment-lineup-announced/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 15:26:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/super-bowl-lvi-pre-game-entertainment-lineup-announced/ NEW YORK – The NFL today announced the pregame entertainment lineup for Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, which will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, February 13, 2022. The game will be aired on NBC and Telemundo, and streamed. live on Peacock. Multi-Grammy nominated artist Mickey Guyton will sing the […]]]>

NEW YORK – The NFL today announced the pregame entertainment lineup for Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, which will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, February 13, 2022. The game will be aired on NBC and Telemundo, and streamed. live on Peacock.

Multi-Grammy nominated artist Mickey Guyton will sing the national anthem. Mickey’s groundbreaking debut album, Remember Her Name, recently garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album of the Year, First-Ever by a Black Artist, as well as nominations for Best Country Song and Best Performance. country solo.

Six-time Grammy-nominated hitmaker Jhené Aiko will sing America the Beautiful. Jhené’s 2020 album Chilombo was nominated for the Grammy Awards “Album of the Year”. ”

On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), renowned actress Sandra Mae Frank will perform the national anthem and America the Beautiful in American Sign Language.

American urban contemporary gospel duo Mary Mary accompanied by LA Phil’s YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) perform Lift Every Voice and Sing, conducted by LA Phil’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins.

Before the game, multi-platinum GRAMMY award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd,will act as the official pre-game DJ during the players’ warm-up.

In honor of the Air Force’s 75th anniversary, the service will perform a one-of-a-kind flyover over SoFi Stadium during the National Anthem. The Air Force Heritage Flight will be a formation consisting of a P-51 Mustang, an A-10C Thunderbolt II, an F-16 Fighting Falcon, an F-22 Raptor and an F-35A Lightning II.

The NFL previously announced that hitmakers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show which will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins as as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton as director.

About Mickey Guyton: Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton “lifts the rafters and distills emotion with impeccable clarity. Its high notes thrill, its nuance in the narration captivates. A star of our time claims his place” (NPR). Guyton recently released his critically acclaimed debut album, Remember Her Name, which was hailed by The Associated Press as “a powerful, personal debut” and Slate as a “scorching recovery of a genre”. With Remember Her Name, Mickey made history as the first black artist to earn a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. The title track “Remember Her Name” also earned Mickey GRAMMY nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance. This follows last year’s breakthrough GRAMMY nomination as the first-ever black female solo artist to earn a nod in a country category (Best Country Solo Performance) for “Black Like Me” which she performed. as part of the award ceremony. “Black Like Me” was named one of the Top 10 All-Genre Songs of 2020 by NPR, Billboard and Associated Press. She also co-hosted the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS with Keith Urban and was recently named CMT’s Breakout Artist of the Year.

About Jhené Aiko: Six-time Grammy-nominated hitmaker, author and poet has been at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary music for over a decade. Known for experimenting with a range of styles – from psychedelic to classic R&B to incorporating sound healing and the use of sound bowls into her music – the singer/songwriter has collaborated with Drake, Childish Gambino, John Legend , Summer Walker, Big Sean, Saweetie and many more. Jhené Aiko capped off a breakthrough year in 2020 with over three billion streams worldwide and three Grammy nominations for his R&B masterpiece, Chilombo, including the prestigious ‘Album of the Year’. Chilombo has been nominated for four Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award for Best Female Soul/R&B, two Soul Train Awards, and won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album.

About Mary Mary: Mary Mary is the multi-Grammy® and multi-award winning gospel recording, sister duo of Erica and Tina Campbell. The sisters broke through in 2000 as Mary Mary with the pioneering hit “Shackles (Praise You)”. Since then, the group has won numerous awards, including multiple Grammy® Awards, NAACP Image Awards, American Music Awards, BET Awards, Stellar Awards, Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award and many more. After seven Mary Mary albums and more than 20 years in the music industry, the commercially successful and critically acclaimed duo have sold over six million albums. Both Erica and Tina have launched successful, award-winning solo careers. Erica Campbell’s debut solo album, Help, won a Grammy® for Best Gospel Album. Erica is also the host of the nationally broadcast radio show, “Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell”. Tina Campbell independently released her first solo album, It’s Personal, winning an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album. Her single, “Too Hard Not To,” from her follow-up album, It’s Still Personal, received a Grammy® nomination for “Best Gospel Performance/Song.” The sisters executive produced and starred in WE tv’s original hit reality series, Mary Mary, for six seasons. Erica and Tina continue to perform as Mary Mary while embracing their solo careers. They are devoted wives and mothers who feel completely blessed to have such a long and acclaimed career in music, while inspiring countless people with their faith.

About YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles): Through YOLA, inspired by LA Music and Artistic Director Phil Gustavo Dudamel’s own training as a young musician, the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, a intensive music education and academic support to over 1,500 young people aged 6-18, enabling them to become essential citizens, creative leaders and agents of change. YOLA musicians perform on acclaimed stages around the world, including the LA Phil’s Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, on national and international television shows, and alongside renowned artists. The program, now in its 15th year, has been considered a national model of music education.

About Sandra Mae Frank: Sandra Mae Frank is an accomplished stage and film actress who regularly appears as Dr. Wilder on NBC’s New Amsterdam. Her many references include television roles: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC), Daybreak (Netflix), Switched at Birth (Freeform); in cinema: Season of Love, Entangled, Soul to Keep, The Sound of Fear; in music videos: I Dare You by Kelly Clarkson, American Author’s Pride; and in theatre: Spring Awakening on Broadway, as well as regional theater productions. Sandra Mae Frank grew up participating in the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Youth Leadership Program. NAD recognized her in 2019 for her impressive work on stage and in film with the 2019 NAD Matlin Impact Award.

About Zedd:Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist/DJ/producer Zedd debuted with “Clarity” after signing with Interscope in 2012 and has since broken down barriers surrounding musical genres. Throughout his career, Zedd has worked with a wide range of artists to create hits including Foxes on “Clarity” (which won Zedd a 2014 GRAMMY® “Best Dance Recording”), Hayley Williams on the hit RIAA-certified platinum, “Stay The Night” (which has racked up over a billion streams), and Selena Gomez on the platinum-certified track, “I Want You To Know,” which spent four weeks at number one on the charts.” Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. He also collaborated with Alessia Cara on their single “Stay”, which amassed over 4.7 billion streams worldwide, held No. 1 on the Radio Top 40 for six consecutive weeks and earned Zedd his second nomination. at the GRAMMY® Awards, and with Maren Morris and Gray on the monster hit The Middle”, which landed Zedd #2 on Radio’s Top 40. Digitally, the song has over 4 billion plays worldwide and has earned Zedd received three GRAMMY® nominations, including “Record Of The Year”, “Song Of The Year” and “Best Pop Duo Or Group Performance”.

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