David Byrne To Release ‘True Stories’ Complete Soundtrack For First Time Ever

first_imgToday, David Byrne has announced that he will release the complete soundtrack to his 1986 foray into feature filmmaking, True Stories, for the first time ever. In addition to Byrne, True Stories stars John Goodman, Swoosie Kurtz, Spalding Grey, Annie McEnroe, and more. True Stories, A Film By David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack will be released on Friday, November 23rd, via Nonesuch Records.David Byrne starred in and directed the film, which is based on real stories from tabloid newspapers. He once described the film as being “like 60 Minutes on acid.” Predominantly comprised of music by Byrne’s band, Talking Heads, several songs from the film went on to be featured in the Talking Heads album of the same name, which was released later that same year. Byrne also went on to release Sounds From True Stories: Music For Activities Freaks, which features a small selection of cast recordings from the film alongside several instrumental tracks.The forthcoming True Stories, A Film By David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack will mark the first time the music from True Stories will be released as it appears in the film. As Byrne notes in a tweet about the coming release, “I always imagined that the music written for True Stories should be heard as it is in the film. It makes the most sense this way.”The complete True Stories soundtrack will feature 23 songs from the acclaimed film, collected in one package in film sequence. The complete soundtrack set includes cast performances of “People Like Us” by John Goodman and “Dream Operator” by Annie McEnroe, among many others.David Byrne True Stories Complete Soundtrack Announcement Video[Video: David Byrne]To find out more information on David Byrne’s upcoming release of the complete True Stories soundtrack, or to pre-order the album, you can head over to his website here.last_img read more

Swiss envoy, Lebanese FM holds talks amid central bank probe

first_imgBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s foreign minister has held talks with the Swiss ambassador to Beirut after Switzerland started a probe into possible money laundering and embezzlement at the Mideast country’s central bank. The minister and the ambassador did not offer comments following their meeting in Beirut on Monday, saying only that the probe is a matter that judicial authorities are dealing with. Switzerland’s attorney general said last week he has asked Lebanon for cooperation into the probe. It’s not clear what prompted the Swiss investigation. Lebanon is facing its worst economic and financial crisis in its modern history.last_img

International Law Section sets forum for Canada

first_img September 1, 2002 Assistant Editor Regular News International Law Section sets forum for Canada International Law Section sets forum for Canada Amy K. Brown Assistant EditorMembers of The Florida Bar’s International Law Section will be traveling to the Great White North this month for their Fourth Annual Florida-Canada Forum, to be held in Montreal and Quebec, Canada.Beginning Friday, September 13 in Quebec City and wrapping up Monday, September 16 in Montreal, the conference offers several international business-oriented programs with speakers from France, Canada, and Florida.“We’re developing quite a good relationship with the Canadian Bar Association,” said Lucius Smejda, treasurer and CLE chair of the International Law Section. “This year they are really rolling out the red carpet for us.”On Friday, forum participants from Florida will join members of the Quebec Bar and the Versailles Bar in the Quebec 2002 Colloquium for a full day at the Château Frontenac in Quebec City centered on “The Challenge of Advising Financially Troubled Businesses.”“We’re trying to focus on the practical issues of the lawyer being involved,” said Smejda. “It’s very difficult because the corporation or business represents so many interested parties: clients, shareholders, officers, directors, employees. It’s a thorny thicket of problems.”One of the goals of the day is to look at the ethical rules in place to govern lawyers’ conduct in advising financially troubled businesses, and how new laws passed by Congress, including the “Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002,” will affect lawyers’ involvement and the troubled businesses in general.The first session, from 9:30 to noon, will address how and when the legal advisor should intervene, whether to re-organize or re-establish the business, and the consequences of a business’ financial trouble for its associated companies.After lunch, participants will continue the seminar with a discussion of business ethics in the wake of the Enron scandal, a comparative analysis of professional legal ethics in various jurisdictions, and a look at multidisciplinary perspectives post-Enron scandal.“This is tied into Canada because U.S. accounting and legal rules apply so widely throughout the world,” Smejda said. “In this particular case, in Canada, there are firms who offer both accounting and legal services. In the case of companies that are financially troubled, that results in some very, very major conflicts of interest.. . . “Congress is moving to require complete separation in accounting firms between audit and management advisory services. Similarly, as this is happening in the accounting firms, the legal profession needs to look at this as well.”The group will participate in informal get-togethers and tours over the weekend, and on Monday, participants will travel to Montreal for two sessions.Monday morning’s session will focus on the International Civil Law Notary Practice in Canada and the United States, including relevant treaties and conventions and a panel to discuss specific case studies and best practices, and it will be held at the Montreal Notaries’ Chambers.“Civil law notaries are kind of super-lawyers,” said Smejda. “Florida is the first state (in the United States) that really created this special super-lawyer notary status.”Smejda, who is himself a civil law notary, said that such notaries are common in other countries, but have not existed in the United States for very long. Civil law notary status “allows Florida lawyers to create evidence to be used in foreign jurisdictions,” he said. “We can actually create evidentiary documents that have probative value in many of the 80 countries that have civil law notaries.”Participants also will discuss the Montreal International Financial Center — an onshore tax haven created when Canada and the Province of Quebec worked together to aggressively recruit international business to the area.Foreign financial institutions that locate offices in Montreal are entitled to a partial tax-free status, Smejda said. The Canadian government saw the success Miami found when it tried a similar approach, and, by making small changes in its tax code, Montreal created a desirable location for these large foreign-owned banks.“But, what Montreal is doing is much more aggressive than what we did (in Miami),” Smejda said. “They’re hoping to attract the international financial institutions that otherwise would go to the Bahamas (or to other areas in the Caribbean). . . and they’re succeeding.”For more information contact Lucius Smejda at (305) 358-9995, or Angela Froelich at (850) 561-5633 or at [email protected]last_img read more

Minister Norton to Vickery: We would love to have you represent us’

first_imgWITH 22-year-old tennis star Sachia Vickery signalling her intentions to represent Guyana at the Olympic Games, Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton expressed this country’s delight at the news, stating emphatically, “We would love to have you representing us.”Vickery, born to Guyanese parents Rawle Vickery and Paula Liverpool who hail from Region 10, had long been telling the world about her affiliation to the ‘mighty Kaieteur’ and told Dr Norton and reporters at the Minister’s Main Street office, “I might not have been born in Guyana, but I tell people I’m Guyanese. All my family, my parents are from Guyana and people from here support me a lot whenever I play. They would reach out to me personally, or to my mom, so it’s only right that I return.”The diminutive but powerful player’s last visit to Guyana was in December 2015. According to Vickery, at her meeting yesterday with the Minister who is also responsible for Sport, “My visit now is to meet with a few people, to let them know I’m a part of this country, for them to see me and so on.”Minister Norton pointed out that with Vickery showing willingness to represent Guyana, it could open the door for others who are similarly competing at the highest level within their respective disciplines to follow in her footsteps.Upon learning of the player’s link to Kwakwani through her mother, and Linden thanks to her father who also represented Guyana (in football), Minister Norton said, “You know, it’s no surprise, really. Linden brings out the best and also Kwakwani has produced some really top athletes as well.”Meanwhile, Vickery is expected to meet with president of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) Juman Yassin today at the Liliendaal headquarters, as well as Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA).Vickery is still relishing her well-deserved climb in the latest World Rankings and is on the verge of breaking into the WTA’s Top 100 for the first time after she had the best week of her career in Auckland, New Zealand.She not only reached the first WTA semi-final of her career, but also set a brand new career-high of No.106 in the world (according to the latest WTA Rankings).last_img read more

Syracuse will rely on multiple players’ contributions to replace All-American Sydney O’Hara this season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 5, 2018 at 8:31 pm Contact David: [email protected] UPDATED: Feb. 5, 2018 at 9:51 p.m.Over the past four years, Sydney O’Hara’s name became synonymous with Syracuse softball. Between a four-homer game last season and being SU’s all-time leader in saves, O’Hara’s graduation leaves gaps in effectively two spots in the Orange’s lineup card.In her freshman year, the Cicero native earned First Team All-ACC honors, which she earned again as a senior. O’Hara allowed 41 home runs and a .219 opposing batting average while recording 31 wins and a 3.28 ERA during her time at Syracuse.Now, head coach Mike Bosch and Syracuse must find ways to fill the void left by their former star. Bosch said that while it’s impossible to immediately replace a player of O’Hara’s caliber, he feels that multiple players, including freshmen, will compensate for the former star’s departure.“What you do is take parts of different areas and expect them to improve, or two people to do that one role,” Bosch said. “I don’t think you ever replace somebody that had the year that she had.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast season, O’Hara hit almost one-third of the team’s home runs and batted at least .100 points higher than any teammate. Bosch and his team know it’s unrealistic for a player to match those numbers, so he asked them to hone in on hitting the way they always have, rather than swinging for the fences during each at bat.For the Orange, getting runners on base will be of utmost importance, and it all starts at the top of the lineup with Sammy Fernandez. Last year, Fernandez boasted a .358 batting average and led the team in hits (72). Now, the senior intends to be even more aggressive at the plate than in the past, knowing that this year, runs will have to come more from singles and doubles instead of home runs.“Without (O’Hara) in the lineup, we all might have to change our approach a little bit,” Fernandez said. “We really have to focus on getting on base.”Once players get on base, they need to continue being aggressive, Fernandez said. Last season, she led the team in stolen bases with 16, while the rest of the team registered 26. Without a power-hitting identity, the Orange will need to rely on getting runners in scoring position to generate runs. Syracuse will look to juniors Alicia Hansen and Bryce Holmgren, second and fourth in batting average on last year’s team, respectively, to tally RBIs.While SU has a number of experienced hitters who will carry the load on offense, there remains some uncertainty around its pitching rotation. The Orange are returning sophomore Alexa Romero — the wins leader from last season — and junior AnnaMarie Gatti to the staff, but injuries and inexperience will keep Bosch from filling out the rest of the rotation quite yet.Bosch said he hopes to utilize junior Baylee Douglass, who made four appearances last season before a right-elbow injury kept her out for the rest of the year. Romero and Bosch said they also expect freshman Miranda Hearn to act as SU’s closer — O’Hara’s former role.“We have four pitchers who are all very capable of doing different things,” Bosch said. “It’s a pitch by committee thing, we’re going to have to see who the best matchup is for that particular day.”With O’Hara gone, Romero will solidify herself as the top pitcher in SU’s rotation. In doing so, the sophomore will use some of the pitching nuances she learned from O’Hara last season. The All-American taught Romero all about the mental game of pitching, such as how to set the pace of the game and compose herself, Romero said.Losing O’Hara has forced Syracuse to restructure its approach in both hitting and pitching. As long as the experienced players stay aggressive and the newcomers continue to improve throughout the season, the team will be just fine, Bosch said.“We lost a lot of spots, we’re doing a lot of shifting,” Romero said. “I think right now, everyone’s holding their own. Every day we’re getting better.”CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, two statistics regarding Sydney O’Hara’s pitching career at Syracuse were misstated. At SU, O’Hara allowed 41 home runs and a .219 opposing batting average. The Daily Orange regrets these errors. Commentslast_img read more