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Standing up to the incremental erosion of our rights

Stand up against incrementalism. That’s the message from United States District Judge Roger Benitez, who issued an 86-page opinion on March 29 striking down California’s ban on high-capacity magazines. “Constitutional rights would become meaningless if states could obliterate them by enacting incrementally more burdensome restrictions while arguing that a reviewing court must evaluate each restriction by itself when determining its constitutionality,” Benitez wrote in a footnote, quoting from th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, Court, City, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Chicago, Soccer, United States, San Diego, John Adams, District Of Columbia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Topical SEO: 7 Concepts of Link Relevance & Google Rankings

Posted by Cyrus-ShepardLinks matter for SEO. A lot. Most marketers understand that links to websites count as “votes” on the web. Google — and other search engines — use these votes to rank web pages in search results. The more votes a page accumulates, the better that page’s chances of ranking in search results. This is the popularity part of Google’s algorithm, described in the original PageRank patent. But Google doesn’t stop at using links for popularity. They’ve invented a number of clever ...
Tags: Google, US, Seo, Larry Page, United States, John Adams, Seattle, Cornell, Domain Authority, PageRank, LSI, Cyrus Shepard, Bill Slawski, New York Times Every, Marie Haynes, Google rankings


Penguins’ Most Creative Player Nicknames Through the Years

Every professional hockey player acquires a nickname by the end of his career, whether he plays just a few games or a collection of seasons. These nicknames are often simple, with the letters “er” or “y” added to the end of the first or last name, like with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Bryan “Rusty” Rust or Kris “Tanger” Letang. However, some monikers, even those that are a play on someone’s given name, can be more interesting and come with a story to match. Here are some of the most creative...
Tags: Florida, Usa, California, Sport, Canada, United States, Nintendo, Espn, Penguins, Sports Illustrated, AHL, Hockey, NHL, John Adams, Marvel Comics, San Jose Sharks


Topical SEO: 7 Advanced Concepts of Link Relevance & Google Rankings

Posted by Cyrus-ShepardLinks matter for SEO. A lot. Most marketers understand that links to websites count as “votes” on the web. Google — and other search engines — use these votes to rank web pages in search results. The more votes a page accumulates, the better that page’s chances of ranking in search results. This is the popularity part of Google’s algorithm, described in the original PageRank patent. But Google doesn’t stop at using links for popularity. They’ve invented a number of clever ...
Tags: Google, US, Seo, Larry Page, United States, John Adams, Seattle, Cornell, Domain Authority, PageRank, LSI, Cyrus Shepard, Bill Slawski, New York Times Every, Marie Haynes, Google rankings


Best things to do in Guadeloupe

“Most people, they think we’re in f**king Mexico,” my guide laughs over rum punches on my first night in Guadeloupe. “Like we’re gwa-da-LOOP-ay or something.” Such is the struggle of Guadeloupe (pronounced gwa-da-LOOP), the French Caribbean island that sits smack in the middle of the Lesser Antilles near St. Maarten and Dominica. AKA nowhere near Mexico. Though it’s one of the larger Caribbean territories, it somehow gets forgotten in North America’s collective consciousness. Which is a shame...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Instagram, Mexico, France, US, America, San Francisco, Eu, European Union, Bbc, Unesco, Atlantic, Paris, Miami, Jamaica


How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed ~ VIDEO

Opinion USA – -(Ammoland.com)- In all but one of the last seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing narrow majorities in the Electoral College. Hence the grand strategy of the left: to enlarge and alter the U.S. electorate so as to put victory as far out of reach for national Republicans as it is today for California Republicans, and to convert the GOP into America's permanent minority party. In the Golden State, Dem...
Tags: Florida, Guns, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Virginia, Sacramento, NFL, America, Gop, United States, Ben Franklin, House, Philadelphia, Nancy Pelosi


Analysts: Australia could be 'first domino to fall' in next GFC

Australia could be the "first domino to fall" in a global economic crisis for the first time in its 200-year history.That's according to economist John Adams, Digital Finance Analytics founder Martin North and Irish financial adviser... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Australia, John Adams, Gfc, Digital Finance Analytics, Martin North


WBUR.org: Le Chevalier De Saint-Georges: Fencer, Composer, Revolutionary

Fencing match between St.-Georges and cross-dressing French diplomat and spy La Chevalière d'Éon on April 9, 1787, by Abbé Alexandre-Auguste Robineau. (Public Domain) WBUR March 15, 2019  By Gary Waleik Joseph Bologne was born in 1745 in the French West Indies on a plantation on the island of Guadeloupe. "Black slaves in Saint-Domingue in Haiti and, presumably, also in Guadeloupe were forced to wear masks when they were picking sugar can...
Tags: Europe, France, Religion, US, Toronto, United States, Paris, John Adams, Haiti, St Georges, Guadeloupe, Seine, Valentino, Joseph, Valdes, Chevalier


John, Grant and Gladys

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed classical composer-conductor John Adams for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). John is best known for composing the modern, minimalist operas "Nixon in China" and "Doctor Atomic." His newest piano concerto will be performed by Yuja Wang and the Los Angeles Philharmonic on March 10, and then tour world-wide. Here's the Batter My Heart aria from Doctor Atomic... SiriusXM. Next Thursday, March 14, I will be on Siri...
Tags: Spotify, China, Germany, America, Chicago, Amsterdam, Delta, Davis, Jazz, John, Mansion, John Adams, Sam, Grant, Wall Street Journal, Baker


Sergio Mims: Interview with Mezzo-Soprano Zoie Reams on WHPK Chicago Tuesday March 12

Zoie Reams Sergio A. Mims writes: On my weekly classical music show on Tuesday March 12 I will broadcast an interview with Chicago born mezzo-soprano Zoie Reams who is making her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in the role of Flora in their current production of Verdi's La Traviata In the 2018-19 season, Ms. Reams will make her opera debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago, singing Flora in La Traviata, as well as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at Opera Columbus.  She will be si...
Tags: China, Religion, Chicago, Gulf Coast, John Adams, Isabella, Verdi, Nixon, Gretel, Bernstein, Ward, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Flora, Beatrice, Louisiana State University, Kaminsky


Adès and Adams: Big Composers With Simultaneous Big Premieres

On Thursday, piano concertos by Thomas Adès and John Adams will have their premieres in Boston and Los Angeles. Here is an early look at both.
Tags: News, Boston, Los Angeles, Classical Music, John Adams, Thomas, Adams, Kirill, Wang, Thomas Ades, Ades, Gerstein, Yuja (1987-, John (1947-


Ad��s and Adams: Big Composers With Simultaneous Big Premieres

On Thursday, piano concertos by Thomas Ad��s and John Adams will have their premieres in Boston and Los Angeles. Here is an early look at both.
Tags: News, Boston, Los Angeles, Classical Music, John Adams, Thomas, Adams, Kirill, Wang, Ades, Gerstein, Yuja (1987-, John (1947-


Review: John Adams’s Newest Opera Returns to the Gold Mines

The reception was mixed for the 2017 premiere of “Girls of the Golden West.” Now, with revisions, it has arrived in Europe at the Dutch National Opera.
Tags: Europe, News, Bridges, Opera, John Adams, Appleby, Peter, Adams, Lee, PAUL, McKinney, Julia, Bullock, Sellars, John (1947-, Girls of the Golden West (Opera


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


A Japanese Illustrated History of the United States from 1861

With the 1853 arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry on the shores of Japan, the isolationist country was introduced to the United States in a rather American fashion: trade with us or we’ll open fire. Faced with a seemingly overwhelming military force, the Japanese opened their country to foreign trade in the years following. Published just a few years later in 1861 by writer Kanagaki Robun and illustrator Utagawa Yoshitora, Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi is an illustrated history of America that pr...
Tags: Japan, America, United States, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Jason Kottke, George Washington, Matthew Perry, Utagawa Yoshitora, Nick Kapur, Kanagaki Robun, Utagawa Yoshitora Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi, Kanagaki Robun Nick Kapur


Coffee Culture: The Origins of Your Morning Cup of Joe

In 1699, the East India Trading Company set up the first commercial exports of coffee from Java, Indonesia. As Europeans became fascinated with the strong beverage, its demand only grew stronger. It pushed global trade at the time to its limits — but this was far from the beginning of coffee culture. Recalled in artwork done by Dutch painter Adriaen Van Ostade, the first European coffee shops and the start of European coffee culture began in the Netherlands. Brought on by the boom of global trad...
Tags: Food, New York, Learning, Indonesia, California, New York City, Howard Schultz, New Orleans, Starbucks, John Adams, Lifehacks, Yemen, Joe, Sazerac, Boston Tea Party, Seattle Washington


童絵解万国噺: a wonderfully bizarre 19th century Japanese fanfic history of America

Japanese historian Nick Kapur unearthed "Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi" (童絵解万国噺), a wonderfully bizarre illustrated Japanese history of the USA from 1861, filled with fanciful depictions of allegedly great moments in US history, like "George Washington defending his wife 'Carol' from a British official named 'Asura' (same characters as the Buddhist deity)." They just get weirder and better from there: "Washington's 'second-in-command' John Adams battling an enormous snake"; "George Washington s...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Books, Old school, Japan, Usa, New York, News, Funny, Washington, US, America, History, Illustration, John Adams, Kafka


Baritone Sanford Sylvan Dies Suddenly At 65

Admired as much for his unusual communicative gifts (especially in American English) as for his warm and gentle voice, Sylvan began his career in Boston’s chamber and early music scenes and first became known for his performances in Peter Sellars’s 1980s Mozart stagings. He was a favorite of John Adams, who wrote the song cycle The Wound-Dresser for him, and two of his most famous opera roles were as Chou En-Lai in Nixon in China and the title role in The Death of Klinghoffer. — NPR
Tags: Art, China, Boston, People, John Adams, Mozart, Nixon, Peter Sellars, Klinghoffer, Sylvan, Chou En lai, Sanford Sylvan, 01.31.19


'Can Democracy Work?' Is the Essential Question We Must Continue to Grapple With

None 'Can democracy work?' is a question whose answer in the affirmative seems less and less certain these days. On one hand is the rise of authoritarianism. In a recent segment of his HBO show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver expressed concern over the trend, citing the obvious, Vladimir Putin of Russia and Chinese President-for-Life Xi Jinping, but also Hungary's Viktor Orban, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, and far-right politician Jair Balsanaro, the new President of Brazil. On another, and e...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hbo, Politics, Greece, Vladimir Putin, Democracy, France, John Oliver, Senate, Russia, America, Turkey, Hungary, Britain, United States


The party’s over and everyone is invited!

As every high schooler knows, when Mom and Dad are away it’s time to play! Of course, in the age of Twitter and Instagram, adult-free house parties can go viral and the next thing you know Dad’s La-Z-Boy is floating in the swimming pool and two Sheriff’s choppers are hovering overhead. There is such a thing as too much freedom. The 2020 rugby scrum for the Democratic Party presidential nomination may finally confirm what our Founding Father’s feared most; there may be such a thing as too much de...
Tags: New York, Texas, Instagram, Vladimir Putin, Obama, California, Opinion, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Tom Hanks, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Ben Franklin


Democracy is Bloodier than Monarchy or Aristocracy

John Adams (1735 -1826) was an American Founding Father, and the second president of the United States (1797 -1801). Read the wiki page on Adams. One marvels at all the natural wealth that the US has — immense land area, minerals, rivers, forests. You name it, the US has it all. But all that natural … Continue reading Democracy is Bloodier than Monarchy or Aristocracy
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Report: Trump Could Stage Rally To Bolster State Of The Union Speech

President Donald Trump is planning for the potential of a parallel political rally to bolster his State of the Union address, ABC News reported Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources familiar with the planning. In the network’s words, Trump is planning for two different “State of the Union” speeches, “ one a more traditional address delivered to Congress in the House chamber or some other location in D.C., the other prepared for a political rally at a location outside of Washington, D.C.”...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, House, Fox News, John Adams, Donald Trump, Abc News, Nancy, Trump, George Washington, John Roberts, Capitol, Donald J Trump, Woodrow Wilson


While teachers picket in the rain, taxpayers fear getting soaked

Last Wednesday, a small cluster of rain-soaked teachers, students and supporters stood in a storm at the intersection of Topanga Canyon and Ventura boulevards, about halfway between Canoga Park High School and Woodland Hills Elementary. Motorists honked their support as they splashed past. Honking is free. The teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest, are in the center of a storm, hitting the bricks after contract talks collapsed, sending nearly 30,000 edu...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, John Adams, Jack O'connell, Lapd, Nancy, Donald, Ventura, Nra, Doug Mcintyre


The 61st GRAMMY Awards nominations 2019 – Complete list

The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are here revealing what has been shortlisted as the best in music and legacy music for 2019. Here are all of the nominations for each category of the famed award ceremony. GENERAL FIELD 1. Record Of The Year Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist. I LIKE IT Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie B...
Tags: Featured, 2019, Awards Ceremony, Grammy, Grammy Awards, Grammy's, Music, Nominations, Nominees, Recording Academy, Shows


Pelosi’s Suggestion That President Trump Postpone the State of the Union Address Is Not as Strange as It Sounds

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump on Wednesday to postpone the State of the Union address, she gave him two options – reschedule the speech, or send it to Congress in a letter. Pelosi’s letter argued that the speech raised safety concerns because many members of the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, which handle security for the event, are furloughed due to the partial government shutdown. She noted that a State of the Union address has never before...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Uncategorized, House, Jimmy Carter, Secret Service, Nancy Pelosi, John Adams, Department Of Homeland Security, Wilson, Trump, Sotu


Top Democrat claims the State of the Union 'is off' – live

Steny Hoyer, the Democratic majority leader in the House, State of the Union address is off in an interview with CNNSign up to the daily US morning briefing 4.58pm GMT Steny Hoyer, the Democratic majority leader in the House, makes plain “the State of the Union is off” in an interview with [email protected]: "The letter sounds like she’s asking, but isn’t she just telling him?" Rep. Hoyer: "The speaker is the one who invites the president…”Kate: "So, the State of the Union is off?" Hoyer: "T...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, US Senate, John Adams, Kate, Donald Trump, Wilson, Sotu, Capitol, WaPo, Pelosi


A Musical Oasis in an Icefield

In January of 2016, I boarded a plane from my home base in New York City and touched down a few hours later in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Though I was born in Montreal and lived through its blistering winters for almost three decades, five years of temperate NYC weather had dulled my hibernal instincts: I showed up with a slick coat best suited for a reasonable East Coast urban setting, wearing cowboy boots… …It was negative 40 degrees. Fahrenheit or Celsius, you ask? Doesn’t matter, they’re th...
Tags: New York, Minneapolis, La, New York City, Religion, US, Toronto, Chicago, Canada, Bjork, John Adams, Montreal, Jack, East Coast, Calgary, Commentary


John Malveaux: Angelique Kidjo & LA Phil Premiere Symphony No. 12 of Philip Glass

Angelique Kidjo and Philip Glass John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: 1-13-2019 excited to attend LA Phil modern music concert to see long time friend, soprano Zanaida Robles, make her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dr. Robles also sings with LA Master Chorale. The concert opened with composer Gabriella Smith Tumblebird Contrails. The pleasantly capturing single movement composition was inspired while sitting in the sand at the edge of th...
Tags: La, Religion, Los Angeles, David Bowie, John Adams, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Phil, LA Phil, Angelique Kidjo, Robles, Zanaida Robles, Kidjo, William J Zick, John Malveaux, Gabriella Smith


New Recording Of 'Doctor Atomic' May Be The Opera's Definitive Performance

John Adams' opera, which premiered in 2005, centers on the first atomic bomb test at Los Alamos, N.M. Now, a new album features a recording of Doctor Atomic conducted by the composer himself.
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Philip Glass Finishes His David Bowie Trilogy, Debuting His Lodger Symphony

Sometimes I feel The need to move on So I pack a bag And move on Move on --David Bowie, “Move On” We might have been calling it the Lake Geneva Trilogy, given David Bowie’s recuperative sojourn in Switzerland after the emptiness he felt in L.A. The first album in the Berlin Trilogy, Low, was mostly recorded in France, and the last album of the trilogy, Lodger, in Montreaux in 1979. But they were almost all written in, around, and about Berlin, where Bowie found what he was looking for—a ...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, France, Berlin, Los Angeles, David Bowie, Switzerland, John Adams, Times, Gary Oldman, Low, Los Angeles Times, Philip Glass, Bowie