Dear Sir or Madam: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November

first_img Pinterest Dear Sir or Madam: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articlePartners Life Selects the FINEOS Platform for ClaimsNext articleSaint-Gobain Life Sciences présente des sacs pour la culture cellulaire très efficaces pour l’expansion des cellules T Digital AIM Web Support Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney is finally ready to write his memoirs, and will use music — and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet — to help guide him. “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present” will be released Nov. 2, according to a joint announcement Wednesday from the British publisher Allen Lane and from Liveright in the United States. McCartney, 78, will trace his life through 154 songs, from his teens and early partnership with fellow Beatle John Lennon to his solo work over the past half century. Irish poet Paul Muldoon is editing and will contribute an introduction. “More often than I can count, I’ve been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right,” McCartney said in a statement. “The one thing I’ve always managed to do, whether at home or on the road, is to write new songs. I know that some people, when they get to a certain age, like to go to a diary to recall day-to-day events from the past, but I have no such notebooks. What I do have are my songs, hundreds of them, which I’ve learned serve much the same purpose. And these songs span my entire life.” Financial terms for “The Lyrics,” which has a list price of $100, were not disclosed. Publishers have long sought a McCartney memoir, even though he has spoken often about the past and has participated in such projects as Barry Miles’ biography “Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now,” and the 1990s documentary and book “The Beatles Anthology.” The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards has been equally open about himself, but his 2010 memoir “Life” still sold millions of copies. No Beatle has written a standard, full-fledged account of his life. Lennon published two works of stories, poems and drawings and was considered the most gifted with words, but he was murdered in 1980, at age 40. Ringo Starr’s “Another Day In the Life” is centered on photographs and quotes, because, the drummer has said, a traditional memoir would require multiple volumes. George Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001, issued the scrapbook/retrospective “I, Me, Mine” in 1980. According to McCartney’s publishers, his songs will be arranged alphabetically, and will include McCartney’s comments on when and where they were written and what inspired them. The U.S. edition of the book will be broken into two volumes, contained within a single box. “Presented with this is a treasure trove of material from McCartney’s personal archive — drafts, letters, photographs — never seen before, which make this also a unique visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time,” according to Wednesday’s announcement. McCartney has often received more acclaim for his melodies than for his lyrics, but he has written some of the most quoted songs in recent history, including “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude” and “Eleanor Rigby.” Muldoon said in a statement that their conversations in recent years “confirm a notion at which we had but guessed — that Paul McCartney is a major literary figure who draws upon, and extends, the long tradition of poetry in English.” Muldoon is known for such poetry collections as “Moy Sand and Gravel” and “Horse Latitudes,” and also has a background in music. He has given spoken-word performances backed by the musical collective Rogue Oliphant; published a book of rock lyrics, “The Word on the Street”; and collaborated on the title track of Warren Zevon’s “My Ride’s Here.” He even mentioned McCartney in a poem, “Sideman”: “I’ll be McCartney to your Lennon/ Lenin to your Marx/ Jerry to your Ben &/ Lewis to your Clark” ——— TAGS  Local NewsUS Newslast_img read more

Chilean and U.S. Air Forces Train to Optimize Night Vision Goggle Use

first_imgFACh has 46 F-16 fighter jets in its fleet, made up of 10 F-16C/D Block 50/52 units acquired in 2002, 18 F-16 MLU M2 units acquired in 2005, and 18 F-16 MLU M4 units acquired in 2008, according to a report in Sur Noticias. Using training and technology to fight drug trafficking Sergeant Webb praised the FACh’s expertise, saying the FACh members were “able to find new ways of improving what we’ve been able to explain to them, and that ingenuity is propelling their Air Force in the right direction.” “The training will enable the FACh to fight the drug cartels, identify new drug trafficking routes and be more effective in their missions,” said Carlos Mendoza Mora, a security consultant with Strategic Project Consulting, a private management consulting firm in Mexico City. “The main crimes that the Chilean Air Force is facing are related to the fight against transnational organized crime – particularly the drug cartels, which have been undergoing rapid changes – and the fight against terrorism.” Cooperation between the Chilean and the U.S. Air Forces is producing good results. “The cooperation between these countries involves a sustained commitment to deter transnational criminal organizations and preserve the security and stability of the region,” Mendoza Mora said. “Whenever there is this type of exchange in terms of training, there is an appropriate level of synergy and shared knowledge that is attained between the troops and officers. Formative links are established.” “The drug cartels have been modernizing the technology that they use. The use of drones of all types has multiplied, and they are difficult to identify using traditional mechanisms, such as radar,” Mendoza Mora explained. “The use of F-16 fighter jets and NVG equipment could inhibit the use of this type of equipment.” Sergeant Webb praised the FACh’s expertise, saying the FACh members were “able to find new ways of improving what we’ve been able to explain to them, and that ingenuity is propelling their Air Force in the right direction.” The Air Force personnel from the two countries also trained in the best ways to handle equipment failures as well as to verify pre- and post-flight procedures, in addition to performing NVG inspections and calibrations. A rewarding partnership Other participants in the USAF team included Sergeant Cari Webb from the 563rd Operations Support Squadron, specializing in the flight aircrew and supervisory team, and Technical Sergeant Jeffrey Kelley, of the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 12 F-16, specializing in avionics instruction. During their stay in Chile, the U.S. troops successfully met all of the formation’s training objectives and established a strong partnership with the FACh. “They have significant expertise in the different systems, but I think the part that surprised me was when I had the opportunity to meet with them in person, I showed them some different ways of doing things,” Aguilera said. Using training and technology to fight drug trafficking A team of three specialists from the 12th Air Force of the USAF traveled to Chile to train for four weeks with technical personnel from the FACh. The training focused on improving maintenance procedures and the correct use of NVG, Infodefensa reported on January 23. The first training session was held last June, when 12 FACh officers trained for 15 days with two specialists from the 12th Air Force of the USAF in the performance, alignment, and adjustment of night vision goggles. The night vision technology will help the Chilean Air Force fight drug trafficking by detecting narco-flights. “The training will enable the FACh to fight the drug cartels, identify new drug trafficking routes and be more effective in their missions,” said Carlos Mendoza Mora, a security consultant with Strategic Project Consulting, a private management consulting firm in Mexico City. “The main crimes that the Chilean Air Force is facing are related to the fight against transnational organized crime – particularly the drug cartels, which have been undergoing rapid changes – and the fight against terrorism.” During their stay in Chile, the U.S. troops successfully met all of the formation’s training objectives and established a strong partnership with the FACh. Air Force personnel from both countries praised the joint training sessions. The Air Force personnel from the two countries also trained in the best ways to handle equipment failures as well as to verify pre- and post-flight procedures, in addition to performing NVG inspections and calibrations. The viewing devices can be used in areas with little or no visibility. They capture the existing ambient light and transform the incoming photons into electrons, which then penetrate the lens to become amplified on a phosphor screen. Night vision goggles, monocles, and multifunctional systems are optical devices that allow crew members to operate without problems in the middle of the night, according to the website Visores Nocturnos. Cooperation between the Chilean and the U.S. Air Forces is producing good results. Other participants in the USAF team included Sergeant Cari Webb from the 563rd Operations Support Squadron, specializing in the flight aircrew and supervisory team, and Technical Sergeant Jeffrey Kelley, of the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 12 F-16, specializing in avionics instruction. “It was very rewarding to work with them [the FACh members]; the partnership that we have developed with them has been very useful,” said Master Sergeant Jeremy Jacobs, manager of tactical aircraft for the USAF’s 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and team leader for the training session in Chile, according to a January 7 USAF news release. The Chilean Air Force (FACh) recently trained with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) on the best ways to use night vision goggles (NVG) in F-16 fighter jets. The training will strengthen the nighttime operations of the FACh. center_img “Sometimes, it’s not about the help being provided, but what you can learn from the people you are helping, and during this trip I’ve learned a lot from the Chilean Air Force,” Jacobs added. The Chilean Air Force (FACh) recently trained with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) on the best ways to use night vision goggles (NVG) in F-16 fighter jets. The training will strengthen the nighttime operations of the FACh. The first training session was held last June, when 12 FACh officers trained for 15 days with two specialists from the 12th Air Force of the USAF in the performance, alignment, and adjustment of night vision goggles. “Working with members of the United States Air Force has been incredible,” said Chilean Airman Pedro Aguilera, according to the USAF. A rewarding partnership Air Force personnel from both countries praised the joint training sessions. “The drug cartels have been modernizing the technology that they use. The use of drones of all types has multiplied, and they are difficult to identify using traditional mechanisms, such as radar,” Mendoza Mora explained. “The use of F-16 fighter jets and NVG equipment could inhibit the use of this type of equipment.” “The cooperation between these countries involves a sustained commitment to deter transnational criminal organizations and preserve the security and stability of the region,” Mendoza Mora said. “Whenever there is this type of exchange in terms of training, there is an appropriate level of synergy and shared knowledge that is attained between the troops and officers. Formative links are established.” This is the third joint training session since June between the two air forces. In December, personnel from the two partner nations trained together at the Los Cóndores Air Base in Iquique, which is home to the First Air Brigade, and at the Cerro Moreno Air Base in Antofagasta, which is home to the No. 7 and No. 8 Aviation Groups of the Fifth Air Brigade. A team of three specialists from the 12th Air Force of the USAF traveled to Chile to train for four weeks with technical personnel from the FACh. The training focused on improving maintenance procedures and the correct use of NVG, Infodefensa reported on January 23. NVG operations are not improvised. Detailed planning is carried out on the route to be taken. Prior flybys are made to mark the route, map the area, and record the paths taken; that information is then applied to actual flights, El Mercurio reported on June 14, 2011. The viewing devices can be used in areas with little or no visibility. They capture the existing ambient light and transform the incoming photons into electrons, which then penetrate the lens to become amplified on a phosphor screen. “Sometimes, it’s not about the help being provided, but what you can learn from the people you are helping, and during this trip I’ve learned a lot from the Chilean Air Force,” Jacobs added. FACh has 46 F-16 fighter jets in its fleet, made up of 10 F-16C/D Block 50/52 units acquired in 2002, 18 F-16 MLU M2 units acquired in 2005, and 18 F-16 MLU M4 units acquired in 2008, according to a report in Sur Noticias. “It was very rewarding to work with them [the FACh members]; the partnership that we have developed with them has been very useful,” said Master Sergeant Jeremy Jacobs, manager of tactical aircraft for the USAF’s 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and team leader for the training session in Chile, according to a January 7 USAF news release. By Dialogo March 09, 2015 The utility of night vision goggles This is the third joint training session since June between the two air forces. In December, personnel from the two partner nations trained together at the Los Cóndores Air Base in Iquique, which is home to the First Air Brigade, and at the Cerro Moreno Air Base in Antofagasta, which is home to the No. 7 and No. 8 Aviation Groups of the Fifth Air Brigade. “Working with members of the United States Air Force has been incredible,” said Chilean Airman Pedro Aguilera, according to the USAF. The utility of night vision goggles Night vision goggles, monocles, and multifunctional systems are optical devices that allow crew members to operate without problems in the middle of the night, according to the website Visores Nocturnos. “They have significant expertise in the different systems, but I think the part that surprised me was when I had the opportunity to meet with them in person, I showed them some different ways of doing things,” Aguilera said. NVG operations are not improvised. Detailed planning is carried out on the route to be taken. Prior flybys are made to mark the route, map the area, and record the paths taken; that information is then applied to actual flights, El Mercurio reported on June 14, 2011. The night vision technology will help the Chilean Air Force fight drug trafficking by detecting narco-flights. All training is based on strategic planning; what matters is to determine its OBJECTIVElast_img read more

Chelsea, Inter monitor Ter Stegen’s Barca contract talks

first_imgSources explain that he played a major role behind the scenes in the deal to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and he’s leading the club’s charm offensive for Ter-Stegen, who he views not only as an outstanding goalkeeper but also as a leader.ESPN ‘s Mark Ogden has reported that Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has lost faith in No.1 Kepa Arrizabalaga — who is the world’s most-expensive goalkeeper, having cost £71m in 2018 — and is on the lookout for a man between the sticks.Inter, meanwhile, have also made contact with Ter Stegen’s camp as they begin to prepare for life beyond Samir Handanovic. He will be almost 37 when his contract expires in 2021 and they have reached out to Ter-Stegen about the possibility of doing a deal next summer. Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has taken on a significant part in their transfer operations since he was appointed to the role of technical and performance advisor last summer. Chelsea and Inter Milan are monitoring Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s situation at Barcelona with the goalkeeper into the final two years of his contract, according to ESPN sources. Both clubs acknowledge that luring Ter Stegen away from Barca is a long shot but want to position themselves at the front of the queue in case he fails to reach an agreement over a renewal at Camp Nou.Advertisement Read Also: Beware of another collapse, Guardiola warns Man City starsTer-Stegen, 28, has always expressed a desire to continue at Barca, who he joined from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014.However, while he is willing to make sacrifices over a new deal due to the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic, he would still like his importance to the side to be reflected in any new contract and see signs that the club are building for the future with much of the first team’s core having been there when they won their last Champions League in 2015.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On FireTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The Worldlast_img read more

Wenger not feeling title pressure

first_img Instead the Frenchman was keen to draw on the years in which Arsenal scrambled into the top four and qualified for the Champions League as they balanced the books after leaving Highbury. “We had much more pressure before when I knew I had at least to be in the top four and we had not necessarily the potential to do it,” said Wenger ahead of his side’s opener against West Ham at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. “The pressure is really on you when you know you are just on the border of achieving what is absolutely requested. “You know you cannot miss an inch because you’re out, so that is much more difficult. “So here, what is interesting is the pressure is on everybody. On at least, six, seven clubs, and that’s what makes the Premier League very interesting. “The only league where you do not have that now is France because everyone knows that Paris St Germain will win the league.” Wenger will be without Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal’s opener against the Hammers on Sunday following the Chilean’s exploits at this summer’s Copa America. Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky are both sidelined too, while Jack Wilshere faces four weeks in the treatment room after he suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibula. Arsene Wenger insists the pressure of hauling Arsenal into the top four following their move to the Emirates Stadium far outweighs the challenge of fighting for the Barclays Premier League title. It is the latest injury setback for the England international, but Wenger insists he will not ask the 23-year-old to adapt his approach to the game. “You cannot play football without going freely in the challenge,” said Wenger. “Jack’s game is to provoke with the ball at his feet and go and penetrate. You take that away, you change the player and you take one of his biggest strengths out of the game.” Wenger added: “We are all programmed through our education to respond in the game situations like we are used to, and with age and experience we use our qualities in a more efficient way but we do not change the way we play. “Sometimes because he has a good little burst he uses that very well to get out, but sometimes it is a game that provokes more challenges than maybe Gilberto Silva, who just sat there deep, or Mesut Ozil, who plays less dribbling.” His side’s impressive pre-season campaign, which culminated in a Community Shield victory over Chelsea last Sunday, coupled with a strong end to last term sees them head into the new season with arguably the best chance of claiming their first championship since 2004. But Wenger does not believe their emergence as Chelsea’s biggest spoiler to the title they won so comfortably last season brings an added pressure. Press Associationlast_img read more

Did JuJu Smith-Schuster just throw shade at Antonio Brown?

first_imgJuJu Smith-Schuster was recently the unsuspected target of an Antonio Brown rant regarding his last season in Pittsburgh, but appears to be well over his former teammate’s antics.The third-year wide receiver on Wednesday tweeted a picture of Steelers great Hines Ward, with himself photoshopped next to him and a caption that left fans reading between the lines. He then took an ironic jab at Smith-Schuster after a fan reminded Brown that he wasn’t voted the Steelers’ MVP.Emotion: boy fumbled the whole post season in the biggest game of year ! Everyone went blind to busy making guys famous not enough reality these days ! 🤙🏾 by the way check the list https://t.co/2SWWT8k0jx— Antonio Brown (@AB84) April 7, 2019But Smith-Schuster, confused by the “shots” Brown took at him, opted to take the high road.Smh pic.twitter.com/jkmA3oWWRS— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) April 7, 2019Brown’s outburst only fuels speculation from a January report, indicating his frustration with the team was sparked because he wasn’t voted their MVP. “Wish I could go back in time to play on the same field as this dude, legend!” he wrote.Wish I could go back in time to play on the same field as this dude, legend! pic.twitter.com/QHChCpZMPg— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) April 18, 2019Ward responded early Thursday with some encouraging words for Smith-Schuster.”Would have been an honor, my brother,” he wrote. “I’m proud of you. You’re a legend in the making.Would have been an honor, my brother. I’m proud of you. You’re a legend in the making. @TeamJuJu #blazeyourowntrail https://t.co/DuaEGHagnY— Hines Ward (@mvp86hinesward) April 18, 2019Many of Smith-Schuster’s Twitter followers were left asking if this was some kind of a shot at Brown, though it’s unclear if that’s what his intenions were.One thing is certain: the two have had an interesting relationship as of late.A feud started earlier this month when Brown wrote on Twitter: “Keep your emotions off the internet.”last_img read more