The lyrics to “Hey Jude” which Paul McCartney wrote out and used for the recording of the iconic 1968 single sold for a cool $910,000 at auction on Friday which coincided with the 50th anniversary of The Beatles‘ breakup in 1970.According to Julien’s Auctions, the handwritten lyrics were referenced by McCartney during the track’s recording at Trident Studios in London, U.K. and were subsequently gifted to a studio engineer working on the session. The lyrics were valued at just $160,000 ahead of the auction.[Photo via Julien’s Auctions]The Beatles memorabilia auctioned off Friday included Ringo Starr‘s Abbey Road ashtray (which sold for $32,000), John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s Bagism drawing, the script used for the filming of the band’s “Hello Goodbye” video featuring notations by Lennon and George Harrison ($200,000), and more. You can check out all the items included in Friday’s auction here.“This stage of the Fab Four’s first performance is not only one of the most extraordinary artifacts ever to come to market from Beatles history, but all of music history,” Julien’s Auctions’ Martin Nolan noted when the auction was originally announced. “We’re thrilled to offer this remarkable and unique piece that set the stage for the auspicious start of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time as well as these other incredible and significant items that celebrate the magic of Beatlemania.”Would we pay close to a million bucks for those lyrics? Nah, nah, nah, nah nah nah nah. But, you know, whatever floats your boat.The Beatles – “Hey Jude”[Video: The Beatles][H/T Rolling Stone]
Lamar State College Port Arthur announced late Friday that its Saturday men’s basketball game at Coastal Bend College in Beeville has been postponed to a later date to be determined next week.The announcement came hours after the Lamar State Seahawks were involved in an auto accident just north of Wharton. No players or coaches were seriously injured, Lamar State announced at 7:53 p.m. Friday, but several players were taken to a Corpus Christi medical center for precautionary reasons.Lamar State spokesperson Gerry Dickert said the decision to postpone came after it was realized the players in the medical center may not be completely checked out until early Saturday morning, which could the team not prepared to play. Tipoff was scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Marecek Center in Beeville.The accident, according to a Lamar State news release, occurred about 1 p.m. The team was headed to Corpus Christi to stay overnight.Drivers heading southbound on Interstate 59 came upon a woman walking in the right-hand lane, hit their brakes and swerved in order to miss the woman. The driver of the Lamar State van avoided the collision but was rear-ended by another vehicle, according to the release. The accident shut down the southland lane for more than an hour.Lamar State assistant coach Casey Apetrei said on Instagram he was driving six of the players. As of last Saturday, the Seahawks had 11 players active on their roster.“Can’t be thankful enough no one was seriously injured today,” Apetrei posted. “This was one of the scariest moments of my life today because not only was I in danger but I was driving six of our players. God was truly watching over us.”Saturday’s game was to be the second Apetrei would act as head coach for Lance Madison, who went to Indiana for the funeral of his mother.Lamar State is 14-8 and 5-5 in the Region XIV South Zone, tied for first place with Blinn College and Jacksonville College. Coastal Bend is 7-10 and 3-7, tied for fourth with the other two teams in the zone, Angelina College and Lee College.The next scheduled game for the Seahawks is Thursday at Jacksonville. Their next home game will be Feb. 9 against Lone Star College-Tomball.Coastal Bend next faces Blinn in Beeville on Wednesday and is off until a Feb. 12 game at Jacksonville.•I.C. Murrell: 721-2435. Twitter: @ICMurrellPANews
Glenn GuilbeauBATON ROUGE – Cajuns and Tigers living together for a weekend! This could be dangerous.Or do you not remember the 2002 NCAA Regional in which LSU and UL Lafayette met three times, and there was a bat throwing incident and so much anger from both sides that the regular season series ended for several years?Alex Box Stadium has hosted seven NCAA Super Regionals, a best-of-three series with the winner advancing to Omaha, Nebraska, to play in the College World Series. Alex Box Stadium has never hosted an All-Louisiana Super Regional … until now.Whether you call the Cajuns UL or ULL or USL or SLI or Louisiana, they will be at LSU or Louisiana State or Louisiana A&M for two or three games.No. 3 seed UL Lafayette, 44-19 and just 56 miles from Baton Rouge, will play No. 2 overall seed and No. 1 ranked LSU, 51-10, beginning Friday or Saturday in one of eight Super Regionals around the nation. The Cajuns beat Rice, 5-2, Monday afternoon to capture the NCAA Houston Regional shortly after LSU defeated North Carolina Wilmington, 2-0, to win the Baton Rouge Regional.LSU athletic director Joe Alleva and baseball coach Paul Maineiri are lobbying for a Saturday start to the Super for rest purposes because they feel the Tigers were slighted by the NCAA, which made LSU play on Monday at noon instead of on Sunday night. Since the Cajuns also played on Monday, that could actually help LSU’s argument for a Saturday start.Imagine that. LSU and UL Lafayette bonding together for the greater good of a Saturday start. The Legislature would likely roll over in its paperwork. What’s next? Mixed individual seating arrangements with a Cajun fan next to a Tiger fan next to a Cajun fan?Perhaps a compromise by host LSU is in order to secure this apparently absolutely necessary Saturday start if the NCAA had a sinister sense of humor. If LSU agrees to call UL Louisiana “Louisiana” from here to eternity, LSU gets the Saturday-Monday Super Regional with Monday as the “if necessary” game. If LSU insists on calling the Cajuns ULL and/or Louisiana-LAFAYETTE, the Super Regional will be Friday through Sunday.“LSU would forfeit before they would call us Louisiana,” Cajun Jack tweeted on that matter Monday.The Cajuns’ quest to be called “Louisiana” is comical and ridiculous at times, but who can blame a school for trying to better itself or image through better name recognition? What is more comical and ridiculous is how incensed LSU fans, LSU employees and even some in the LSU media get about a much smaller school trying to call itself “Louisiana.” As if that’s going to hurt LSU. Reigning football national champion Ohio State has seemed unperturbed by Ohio University 75 miles away.But enough of that for the rest of this week. In the end, names mean very little. This could be a classic Super Regional by any name.Interestingly, the Cajuns are said to be not nearly as good as their team last year, which was ranked No. 1 during the regular season, beat LSU 4-1, and finished 58-10 and a win away from Omaha after losing a home Super Regional to Ole Miss, 5-2 and 10-4, following a 9-5 win in the opener. LSU, which was eliminated by Houston in the Box in the NCAA regional round last year, is fortunate that Cajun team is not headed to Baton Rouge for a Super Regional this year.This LSU team is much better on offense than a year ago. And if Jared Poche (8-1, 3.05 ERA) continues to pitch as he did Monday with the way Alex Lange (11-0, 1.76 ERA) is on fire, Lange and Poche are about as good as Aaron Nola and Poche were a year ago. LSU is third in the nation in hitting at .320, but know that LSU pitching is also 11th in the nation in ERA at 2.88 and has the only sub 3.00 ERA in the SEC.The Cajuns, though, will come to Baton Rouge with supreme confidence and a coach, Tony Robichaux, who loves the underdog role — particularly when the favorite is LSU. This is a team that beat Rice, 7-6, in the ninth to open the Houston Regional, then beat Houston, 2-1, Sunday with two in the ninth after not recording a hit through the first seven and two-thirds innings.This is clearly not the Super Regional foe LSU wanted. A big state school never wants to play a smaller, upstart one with so much at stake. With Omaha on the line, Big State University does not want to deal with all the hate from Want To Be State U.This is a dangerous Super Regional for LSU.
Grigor Dimitrov also lost his second match at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown 2 in Nice. After failing to beat Richard Gasquet (France) yesterday and losing 0-4, today №19 in the world showed a more solid game, but it also did not reach Feliciano Lopez (Spain) and Grisso registered a second consecutive defeat, this road with 2-3 and no longer has a chance to leave his group.However, he will seek success against Alexei Popirin of Australia, who is a graduate of organizer Patrick Muratoglu.The Spanish veteran was in the lead throughout the first quarter, and Grigor approached him only twice – at 2: 3 and 3: 5. Then Lopez broke away with 4:10, and although Dimitrov shortened the gap to 7:11, three consecutive points again shot the opponent forward for 7:14. This part went to the account of the 38-year-old Iberian and Grisho lost it with 9:17.The roles were exchanged and the Bulgarian took the lead early in the second quarter – first with 3: 1, and then with 5: 3. However, Lopez regained his superiority and after a few strong minutes took the lead again – 6:10. Dimitrov again showed confidence and with his strong series equalized to 10:10 after a great return. Less than a minute before the end, a new draw was fixed (14:14), and a volley outside the outlines of Lopez’s court led to 15:14 for Grigor and 1-1.In the third part, Bulgaria’s first rocket reached a complete turnaround in the result. He took the lead again with 3: 1 early in this quarter thanks to a double mistake of the opponent, and a solid serve provided him with a lead of 5: 1. The Spaniard did not give up and returned to the game at 6: 6, but Grigor showed concentration and enthusiasm to win with 16:12 and lead 2-1.The next quarter was the most contested of all. Dimitrov found himself in the role of catching up early at 0: 2, then managed to equalize for 6: 6 and lead before Lopez equalized for his part – 7: 7 after three consecutive points. The experienced Spaniard totally imposed his will in the remaining minutes to equalize to 2-2 after 12:16. Completely in the spirit of the tournament, the tiebreak was also different. The winner was the one who was the first to reach two consecutive points and unfortunately it was not Dimitrov. Lopez secured a match ball after the first serve, and a double mistake by Grigor led to the victory of the Spaniard.
Universal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — The latest picks for award season come courtesy of the Online Film Critics Society, who just announced their 2017 award winners. Jordan Peele’s sleeper hit Get Out was named Best Picture, while Christopher Nolan earned Best Director for his World War II film, Dunkirk.The organization has awarded Gary Oldman the Best Actor honor for his much-buzzed-about portrayal of Prime Minister Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour. Sally Hawkins was named Best Actress for her role in The Shape of Water.Timothée Chalamet was honored as the Breakout Star of the Year for his work in the LGBT coming-of-age film Call me By Your Name and his smaller role in Lady Bird. Diversity was the watchword this year. “The race this year was tight, and for good reason,” the Online Film Critics said in making the announcement. “There were so many films made by minorities about minorities. They presented important stories, perspectives, and much needed social commentary.”The awards come less than a month before the Motion Picture Academy announces its list of Oscar nominees Jan. 23.Check out the full list of winners:Best Picture — Get OutBest Actor — Gary Oldman, Darkest HourBest Actress — Sally Hawkins, The Shape of WaterBest Director — Christopher Nolan, DunkirkOriginal Screenplay — Jordan Peele, Get OutAdapted Screenplay — James Ivory, Call Me By Your NameBest Documentary — Faces PlacesBest Foreign Language Film — BPM (Beats Per Minute)Best Supporting Actor — Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriBest Supporting Actress — Laurie Metcalf, Lady BirdBest Animated Feature — CocoBest Editing — Lee Smith, DunkirkBest Cinematography — Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049Best Ensemble — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriBreakout Star of the Year — Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your NameCopyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
Mrs. Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has adopted and published a professional ethics and code of conduct policy to guide the behaviors of its staff at every level in the execution of their daily functions.LRA Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba stated in a press release that in a bid to achieve the mission and vision of building an efficient and effective revenue administration service consistent with regional and international revenue administration standards, each staff of the LRA must be accountable for adhering to the adopted values and ethical principles, the Revenue Code of Liberia and the Act creating the LRA.The Commissioner General in her introductory message in the Code said it is the responsibility of each staff to read, fully understand, adhere to and sign the Professional Ethics and Code of Conduct, which shall serve as a reference and guidance for their actions.The professional ethics and code of conduct among other things require employees to display honesty, fairness, loyalty and impartiality in the discharge of their duties, avoiding every form of temptation and collusion at the detriment of the state and taxpayers.Employees are compelled to be law abiding, careful with public assets, behave ethically and discharge their duties and responsibilities efficiently as required by the LRA Act as well as other laws, including the Revenue Code of Liberia.The nearly 30-page booklet explains the role and responsibilities of the Authority to its staff and the public and the role of the staff to the Authority and the public, while it also guides employees in executing their functions as it relates to treatment of colleagues, stakeholders, taxpayers, suppliers and the general public professionally.It is a key document upon which the public is expected to measure the staff including the management of the LRA, according to the release. The LRA says a copy of the document can be found on its website, www.lra.gov.lr. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)