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Flight QF7879 set to make history

first_imgA Qantas 787. Photo: Qantas Qantas Flight 7879, a factory-fresh Boeing 787-9, is set to make history when it takes off from New York at 9 pm local time on Friday, November 18.The first of three proving flights for Project Sunrise it’s due to arrive in Sydney at 0710am on Sunday 20th after an expected record breaking 19-hour non-stop flight between New York and Sydney for a commercial jet.The aircraft registration is VH-ZNI.According to sources in New York, the 787 will fly over Spokane, Washington to overhead Honolulu before tracking direct to Sydney.Its expected fuel burn is 92 tons or 4.84 tons an hour, which is the typical fuel burn for a 787-9.Initially, the flight will be under Cleveland ATC, then transferring to Toronto, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Oakland Oceanic, Honolulu Control before being handed back to Oakland Oceanic, Nadi, Brisbane and finally Melbourne before being transferred to local Sydney air traffic controllers.READ: Relief for tall passengers as Air NZ expands economy class.In Australia, all air traffic other than in the vicinity of major airports is handled by Brisbane and Melbourne ATC Centres.The planned speed of the 787 will be around Mach .85 or just over 1000km/hr.Qantas CEO Alan Joyce will be on board along with a small group of staff, university researchers, and media.READ: Airbus confident its A350-1000 beats the 777X in Sunrise bid.The flight is the first of three, with two from New York and one from London to Sydney.All flights involve newly delivered 787s for Qantas and will be used to test how crew and passengers react to 19 to 20-hour flights.Both Airbus and Boeing are competing for the Qantas “Sunrise” order with the A350-1000 considered the front runner.But the project may not get off the ground at all if the airline is unable to do a deal with its pilots.The pilots and the company are still negotiating on productivity concessions demanded by Qantas before year’s end and the union representing flight crews has raised issues about safety and fatigue.The Australian and International Pilots Association says it the ultra-long-haul flights will test the technical limits of the aircraft and the ability of crews to operate effectively over extended periods.While AIPA has agreed to participate in data gathering on the flights, it has warned about the limitation of using information from three flights to assess the impact of ultra-long-range flying.It argues the flights are exploratory in nature because they exceed previously flown flights for which useful data exists and will produce “a limited set of data that will not adequately replicate real-world flying conditions”.It is particularly concerned that any commercial flights have proven fatigue and safety rules given that pilots need high levels of judgment and decision making throughout the flight.“The commercial viability of additional ULR services such as the proposed Project Sunrise remains a decision for Qantas,” said AIPA president Mark Sedgwick.“However should these types of flights be proven as financially viable, then the overriding consideration is the ability to safely operate such services with appropriate considerations being given to the operating crew.”AIPA safety and technical director Shane Loney called for a scientific long-term study to ensure ultra-long-haul flying was “as safe as we and the airline can make it”.“Pilots are concerned about being able to get enough quality rest during ULR flights to maintain peak performance and we believe significant caution should be exercised in the initial operations to make sure there are no unintended consequences,” he said.last_img read more

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My First National Conference

first_imgThis year was my first opportunity to attend SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition and I have to say I was overall very pleased with the experience.  There was no shortage of excellent speakers and sessions and the hardest part was choosing between them.  My favorite sessions were probably:From the Files of the Bizarre: The Latest, Most Unusual Employment Law Cases with Joseph Beachboard;  MEGA SESSION: Detecting Lies and Deception: Practical Skills for HR Professionals with Michael Wade Johnson;Leadership Communication: Develop, Deliver, Connect with Jeff Lanza;MEGA SESSION: Ego vs. EQ: How Top Business Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps with Emotional Intelligence with Jen Skirkani.The exhibitors went all out and had some awesome giveaways and games such as trivia, free headshots, Wii games, and so much more to entice people into their booths.  I only spent a few minutes in one of the available lounges (the leaders lounge), but they seemed to be very nice options to catch some down time during the conference. I really only have two complaints: the food, and the lack of places to sit (other than the floor) and eat.  I understand that what was chosen was probably the ‘easiest’ for the setting, but considering how much the conference cost, it would have been nice to have better food options.  There were tables set up during the lunch hour, however there weren’t nearly enough for everyone, so the floor was my best option both days.Overall, SHRM’s Annual Conference was everything I had heard and expected it to be and really enjoyed networking and learning a lot.  If you have never been, I highly recommend you go!To read the original blog post, please click here.last_img read more

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Lenovo K8 Plus with dual cameras and stock Android launching in India today, will be Flipkart exclusive

first_imgLenovo K8 Plus is set to launch in India today. The smartphone will be launched in an event in New Delhi at 11:30PM. Ahead of the official launch, Lenovo has been teasing a lot about the upcoming K8 Note. The teaser hints that the smartphone, which is expected to be the successor to the Lenovo K6 Power which was launched in India last year will come with major improvements in its camera department. Lenovo K8 Plus is expected to come with dual camera set up at the rear panel. The teaser also hints that the K8 Plus will come with stock Android interface. The launch event will be livestreamed on company’s YouTube’s channel. Watch livestream here. The K8 Plus launch event will also be livestreamed on the dedicated page that Flipkart has created for the smartphone Lenovo’s upcoming phone will be a Flipkart exclusive product. Lenovo India has been teasing the launch of the K8 Plus for quite a while now. It is already known that the smartphone will come with a vertically mounted dual camera setup at the back alongside a dual-LED flash. The smartphone is also confirmed to come with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, a dedicated Music Key similar to the one found on the K8 Note and stock Android out of the box.A few weeks ago, Lenovo announced that it is ditching its heavy and bloat-ridden Vibe UI in favour of a near stock build of Android in all future smartphones starting from the K8 Note. The company claims that they decided to move to stock Android after market research revealed that users were sick of lags and slowdowns associated with heavy OEM skins.advertisementAlso Read: Lenovo K8 Plus with dual cameras, stock Android teased ahead of September 6 launchWhile the K8 Plus is expected to me made out of metal, it is not known as of now whether the smartphone will sport an all-metal design or come with a plastic-metal hybrid chassis. On the specifications front, a GeekBench listing points towards the K8 Plus being powered by the Octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM.While pricing details are not known at the moment, we expect the K8 Plus to be priced around the Rs 11-12,000 mark.Lenovo recently announced the K8 Note in India at a starting price of Rs 12,999. The smartphone comes in two variants, one with 4GB RAM/64GB storage priced at Rs13,999, while the second variant comes with 3GB RAM/32GB storage whichis priced at Rs 12,999.The K8 Note comes with a stock Android interface and dual cameras at the rear. Lenovo claims that the camera, performance, and software experience are the three highlights of the smartphone.K8 Note comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS display which is protected by a Gorilla Glass. The smartphone is backed by 4000mAh battery. On the camera front, the K8 Note comes with 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual cameras at the back. On the front, the smartphone packs a 13-megapixel selfie shooter.last_img read more

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10 months agoMan City midfielder Gundogan: Title-race on if we beat Liverpool

first_imgMan City midfielder Gundogan: Title-race on if we beat Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveIlkay Gundogan says Manchester City can win the Premier League title – if they can beat Liverpool tonight.City are seven points off the league leaders ahead of tonight’s highly anticipated clash at the Etihad.”Of course, the pressure is great for us,” Gundogan told Sport Buzzer. “I think it’s a game that’s at the absolute top level. It’s going to be tight, as you’ve seen in the first 0-0 draw.”We have a chance to reduce the gap to four points now, and then I think the season is long enough to make up for that in the rest of the games.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Ontario elementary teachers union calls for renaming John A Macdonald schools

first_imgTORONTO – A call from an Ontario teachers’ union to remove the name of Canada’s first prime minister from public elementary schools was rejected by the province’s premier Thursday as she noted the need to understand all parts of the country’s history.The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario passed a motion at its annual meeting last week that called on all school districts to rename schools and buildings named after Sir John A. Macdonald.The union said it wanted the name change because of what it called Macdonald’s role as the “architect of genocide against Indigenous Peoples” and the impact that had on the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, parents and educators.Macdonald was prime minister during the time the federal government approved the first residential schools in the country.“When the school is on the reserve the child lives with its parents, who are savages; he is surrounded by savages,” Macdonald told the House of Commons in 1883. “Though he may learn to read and write he is simply a savage who can read and write. Indian children should be withdrawn as much as possible from the parental influence.”Thousands died in residential schools, buried in unmarked graves. Others were sexually and physically abused, returning to their communities alienated from their culture and haunted by demons that have been passed on through generations.Premier Kathleen Wynne acknowledged that Macdonald was far from perfect, but said the ETFO had “missed the mark” on their call to drop his name from schools.“The more important question we should be asking ourselves as we move forward is how do we enact meaningful reconciliation with our Indigenous peoples?” Wynne said in a statement.“We need to teach our children the full history of this country — including colonialism, our indigenous peoples and their history and about what our founders did to create Canada and make it the country it is today.”Wynne pointed to Macdonald’s contributions to creating a stable federal government as a reason for why he is an important name in Canada’s history.“While decisions about naming schools belong to school boards, I don’t believe his name should be removed from schools in Ontario,” she said.Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown said he’s “proud to have the names of Canada’s founding fathers on Ontario schools.”Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall also weighed in, saying it’s a “slippery slope” to remove historic names. He added that while it was unfortunate, calling Indigenous people savages was “the stuff of daily parlance then.”The ETFO’s call, however, was heralded as a strong move by at least one Indigenous rights group.“I thought it was pretty bold, but a pretty progressive move,” said Tori Cress, a member of the Ontario chapter for Idle No More, an Indigenous rights movement that aims to raise awareness on Indigenous issues.Cress said removing Macdonald’s name from schools could help introduce more Indigenous education that focuses on Indigenous suffering at the hands of Canadian figures. She said some people might find such a development hard to swallow, but added that people who equate name change with “erasing history” are wrong.“It’s not erasing, it’s putting it in its proper place,” said Cress. “I don’t see how we should be glorifying folks like this in such a public place as schools.”Felipe Pareja, the teacher who brought forward the motion, said it was contested at the union meeting before being voted on.“It was a healthy debate, it was by no means one-sided,” said Pareja, a french teacher in the Peel District School Board. “But ultimately when the vote was called, the floor voted clearly to adopt the motion.”Pareja said Macdonald’s part in establishing the Indian Act, as well as his part in Indigenous peoples’ suffering when their land was being taken for Canada’s national railway are “darker” sides of history that need to be addressed.“There’s no doubt, they’re not comfortable things to talk about, but it doesn’t make them any less necessary to talk about and to acknowledge,” said Pareja. “This really is something that we see as being in the context of (truth and reconciliation) more than anything else.”Pareja also said it might be difficult for Indigenous students and teachers to go to a school named after someone who he says was complicit in the genocide of Indigenous people.The ETFO passed the motion on Macdonald as a recommendation, which means it will be up to different school boards across Ontario to decide whether they implement the change or not.The Durham District School Board and the Peel District School Board, which both have elementary schools bearing Macdonald’s name, said they’d need to consult with board trustees, staff and the Ontario Public School Board Association before deciding how to respond.The Ontario Public School Board Association said dialogue with Indigenous members and the community will be the most important step moving forward.“The conversation around these historical figures … is a very sensitive topic, but it’s one that has to happen now,” association president Laurie French said. “We have to be mutually respectful in this situation, and in particular, respect what has occurred and what is our history.”The ETFO’s call came after a student-led campaign at Toronto’s Ryerson University last month pushed for the school to change its name out of respect for residential school survivors.The downtown university is named for Egerton Ryerson, a pioneer of public education in Ontario who is widely believed to have helped shape residential school policy through his ideas on education for Indigenous children.And in June, the name of founding father Hector-Louis Langevin was stripped from the building that houses the Prime Minister’s Office on Parliament Hill. Langevin argued for a separate school system with a specific mandate to assimilate Indigenous children.last_img read more

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The Great NFL Passing Boom Is Over Hope You Enjoyed It

Per-game scoring rose from an average of 22.0 points in 2010 to 23.4 points in 2013 — an all-time high — before holding at 22.8 in 2015 and 2016. Total yards per game was already at an all-time high in 2010 (336.0); it rose almost every season afterward until peaking at 352.7 in 2015. The average number of first downs gained per game climbed from 18.9 to a best-ever 20.3 last season.But this year is different. NFL teams have averaged 22.0 points per game, the fewest since 2010. Same goes for per-game yardage (337.1) and first downs gained (19.4). Per-game pass attempts have also dropped, to 34.2, the lowest since 2011.Teams are passing less often, and they’re less effective when they pass. As a result, offensive output is down across the board.As with the explosion, there are plenty of factors that are likely contributing, from the law of diminishing returns to a spate of quarterback injuries. The latter has forced the likes of Jacoby Brissett, Tom Savage and Brett Hundley into headlining roles for their offenses. It also seems that college and pro defensive coaches finally held their own secret meeting; NFL defenses have adjusted how they cover shotgun and spread-style offenses, smothering the short passing game.Defenses are also getting after the passer much better than last year, sacking quarterbacks on 6.5 percent of dropbacks (up from 5.8 percent); that’s the second-highest sack rate since 2006.Payton and the Saints set off the passing explosion, but now they’re on the leading edge of the implosion. The Saints used shotgun less frequently in 2016 than all but seven teams. This season, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group, they’ve run fewer plays in shotgun or pistol than all but four teams.Payton was part of that 2011 roundtable interview, and what he said then still resonates.Teams always pay close attention to how the Super Bowl champions play, Payton said. That year, the champs were the Aaron Rodgers-powered Green Bay Packers, whom Payton said “threw a lot more than they ran it, played good defense and broke the formula of what wins.” That’s “a good starting point in terms of 2011’s passing spike,” he said.The team that everyone’s copying right now didn’t win the Super Bowl, but they came close.The Atlanta Falcons used shotgun less than any other team during their 2016 run to the big game, lining up under center on 60 percent of snaps. The Falcons led the league in scoring, racking up 71 more points than the second-best Saints. They threw the ball just 537 times, seventh-fewest in the NFL, while finishing fifth in rushing yards thanks to a hot tailback tandem of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.Payton seemed to follow suit. He bolstered his running game, adding tailbacks Adrian Peterson and Alvin Kamara, as well as free-agent guard Larry Warford. Peterson didn’t work out, but Warford and Kamara did — and now Kamara and Mark Ingram are one of the best running-back tandems of all time and the Saints are No. 1 in offensive yardage.It’s difficult to imagine the NFL returning to the shotgun-averse state it was in when Bailey entered the league. Giving quarterbacks more time, a better look at the field and more options just has too many inherent advantages.But teams that can both run and pass the ball well from under center will always be harder to defend, and teams that can’t throw the ball well are no longer putting up big numbers just by throwing it more.Check out our latest NFL predictions. In 2011, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints spearheaded an aerial assault on the NFL’s record books. Brees not only broke Dan Marino’s single-season passing record by 392 yards, he also led a small army of quarterbacks who either approached (Matthew Stafford, Eli Manning) or also surpassed (Tom Brady) the 27-year-old mark.But that was just the beginning of a six-year offensive explosion that saw repeated leaguewide increases in passes thrown, total yards gained and points scored per game. In 2017, the Saints again boast the league’s most prolific offense1In terms of total offensive yards. — but this time, Brees is leading the charge in the other direction.The Saints currently rank 18th in pass attempts — after finishing either first or second in eight of Sean Payton’s 11 full seasons as head coach. Brees is on pace for Saints-career lows in per-game pass attempts and yards — and the rest of the NFL is following suit. In one season, leaguewide passing attempts, passing effectiveness, total yardage and scoring rate stats have all reverted to pre-lockout norms. The revolution appears to be over; the question is why.To understand the factors behind the NFL’s offensive implosion, we have to look at what ignited it in the first place.Halfway through the 2011 season, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King had a roundtable of experts advance various theories — from the offseason lockout to the weather. Denver Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey hit on something big: a dramatic increase in the use of shotgun formation.“What I want to know is, did college and pro coaches have some sort of secret meeting or something?” Bailey said. “Seems like there’s not the prejudice against the shotgun there used to be. Basically, what I see when I line up now is no more smashmouth football.”In 1996, three years before Bailey entered the NFL, pro offenses lined up in shotgun formation on just 7 percent of snaps, according to Football Outsiders. By 2011, that figure had increased to 41 percent. In 2016, Chip Kelly’s San Francisco 49ers set a record, using shotgun on 99 percent of their plays. The leaguewide average for last season, 68 percent, matched the league high from just five years earlier.In this decade, teams began throwing more and more. In 2010, the leaguewide per-game pass attempt average was 33.7; last season, it was 35.7. Offenses didn’t have a reason not to throw; it was working. In the 2015 season, NFL teams posted 6.41 net yards per attempt, the highest mark in half a century. read more

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Braxton Miller jolly as Penn State approaches

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said No. 5 is doing just fine. After quarterback Braxton Miller left the Buckeyes’ overtime win against Purdue on Saturday in an ambulance, Meyer said the sophomore had “full speed” practices Tuesday and Wednesday. “(Miller) is doing good,” Meyer said Wednesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. “He has a sore neck but today is much better.” In his own words, Miller said, repeatedly, that he’s “good” despite a tender neck. “It’s just a little bit sore,” he said. Miller, who was taken to the Wexner Medical Center for tests on his head, neck and shoulder before being released “symptom free” later that night, said he wasn’t exactly sure what happened to him after being thrown awkwardly to the turf late in the third quarter. “I didn’t know what it was so they took me to the hospital to see what it was,” he said. Miller, though, said he’s watched the play since. “Yeah I seen it and, you know, it was just one of them type of hits you close your eyes but it’s cool, it came out good,” he said. “I’m blessed.” Miller said that was the “first time” something like that ever happened to him. “I landed on my head, shoulder, neck type thing. I didn’t know what it was. I was nervous at first,” he said. His backup, redshirt junior quarterback Kenny Guiton, said Miller looked great in practice. “I think he’s recovered well and he’s doing great,” Guiton said. “He’s been up and very jolly.” Guiton, who helped engineer OSU’s comeback victory against the Boilermakers, said he isn’t sure of what his role in the Buckeyes’ game plan when they travel to Penn State for a 5:30 p.m. contest against the Nittany Lions. “We’ll see Saturday,” he said. Guiton, though, he got a chance to text Miller while he was in the hospital to tell the sophomore that he and the Buckeyes “won the game for him.” Perhaps fortunately for Miller, someone did-the sophomore said he kept asking the nurses if they knew the score of the game. “(They said) ‘I don’t know,’” Miller said. “‘We’re working on you.’” read more

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Emery expects SmithRowe to meek debut

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that the club’s teenage youngster Emile Smith-Rowe to make his competitive debut on Thursday.The academy product of Arsenal impressed while on preseason with the club’s first team and his manager insists he will play the UEFA Europa League tie against FC Vorskla on Thursday night.Smith-Rowe is yet to feature for the first team in the Premier League so far this campaign but a good display in the Europa League could a long way to change that.Meanwhile, Emery refused to confirm if summer signing Lucas Torreira will make his full debut for the Gunners tomorrow.The Uruguay international joined the club from Italian side Sampdoria this summer after impressing at the World Cup but is yet to start a game, coming off the bench on all five occasions in the league so far.kanu, arsenal'Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…“I can give you [the goalkeeping] position for tomorrow with Leno, but other players I prefer to first say to the players officially that they are in the first XI. And we will do that tomorrow [Thursday] morning,” Emery said, according to ESPN.“We are going to change some players because we need to give some players minutes.”“But thinking [also] about our performance and our progress with the players. We are going to change and also in the 18 players there is two young players. But tomorrow we are going to give them the first XI.”The ex-Sevilla manager also revealed that Stephan Lichsteiner will make his first start for the club on Thursday as well.The Switzerland captain joined the Gunners on a free this summer from Juventus and made his debut as a substitute in their opening weekend Premier League loss to champions Manchester City, replacing Aisley Maitland-Niles who suffered an injury setback in the game.last_img read more

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Juventus are favourites for the Champions League Lippi

first_imgJuventus are among the favourites for the Champions League this season according to former Italian manager Marcello Lippi.Lippi who is a Bianconeri legend was the last tactician to win the trophy in 1996 when they defeated Ajax in the final.However, the World-cup winning coach thinks Juve can end that hoodoo this season.“Juve are among the favourites for the Champions League this season,” Lippi said on Radio Sportiva.“They’re in a group with Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain.“Until last year they could enter that group, but they weren’t there automatically. However, I think the other Italian teams are a bit more far away.”Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.Lippi won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, and the last international break saw the first XI which didn’t feature any of those players.“It means we’ve become old, not just me but my players too!“Joking aside, Italy – as Milan are doing – should take some players who have done well as points of reference and build on those players.“I think they’re in good condition; we’re not so bad. We have good players like [Federico] Bernardeschi, [Federico] Chiesa, [Bryan] Cristante and [Lorenzo] Pellegrini but I like everyone.“Now they’re all playing for their club teams which proves that, even if there are a lot of foreigners, it’s not true that Italy isn’t producing players.“Obviously we’re upset now because we didn’t qualify for the World Cup, but it’s right to be patient with this group of players.”last_img read more

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David Bowies …Ziggy Stardust… For The Record

first_img Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’: For The Record David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record david-bowies-%E2%80%A6ziggy-stardust%E2%80%A6-record Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ Facebook For The Record: ‘From A Room: Volume 1’ For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ For The Record: Bee Gees’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ For The Record: Michael Jackson Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ For The Record: Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For The Record: Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For The Record: Calle 13 For The Record: CeCe Winans, ‘Let Them Fall … ‘ For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Madonna: ‘Ray Of Light’ | For The Record Alanis Morissette: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ For The Record: Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’ For The Record: ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ For The Record: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ For The Record: Bee Gees’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Metallica: “One” | For The Record For The Record: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Canciones …’ For The Record: ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ For The Record: Cole’s “The Christmas Song” For The Record: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ For The Record: Carlos Santana For The Record: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ For The Record: Adele, ’25’ Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Prev Next David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record For The Record For The Record: Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ For The Record: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” Madonna: ‘Ray Of Light’ | For The Record Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. 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King’s “Auld Lang Syne” The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars was released June 16, 1972, Bowie’s fifth studio album and perhaps the most widely recognizable and identifiable project of his career. Visually, the character of Ziggy Stardust would become emblazoned in the memory of pop culture history. Musically, he had the rock and roll universe singing along to something entirely new.Recorded in London’s Trident Studios in late 1971 and early 1972, the album was produced by Ken Scott. Even today, over 45 years after its release, …Ziggy Stardust… seems to careen through the universe as something entirely new, encapsulating a spaceman’s journey through the cosmos as told by an androgynous storyteller. In an era where concept albums began to take over the art-rock cannon, Bowie and Scott achieved a special blend of conceptual cohesion and sonic and artistic experimentation.From the album’s orchestral space take-off opening track, “Five Years,” and the psychedelic trip of “Moonage Daydream” though well-known Bowie classics such as “Starman” and “Ziggy Stardust” to raucous rock anthems such as the “Star” and “Suffragette City,” …Ziggy Stardust… dances, soars, rambles, and rocks.Bowie’s vocal range from fragile croon to rebel roar is on full display, and the Mick Ronson-led Spiders From Mars build an adventurous musical backdrop to the album’s concepts, making for one of the greatest of many great projects Bowie gave us during his career.In 1999, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. In 2017, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry, being deemed “culturally, historically, or artistically significant” by the Library of Congress.Just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of what would be his final masterpiece, Blackstar, Bowie died on Jan. 10, 2016. The lasting legacy of …Ziggy Stardust… lives on as a compelling time capsule to be dug up, appreciated and enjoyed by generations of music fans to come. Return to the time when one of a generation’s greatest artists introduced one of his most memorable charactersNate HertweckGRAMMYs Aug 14, 2018 – 5:02 pm “Ziggy played guitar…”Three years after he created the character of Major Tom in his breakout hit, “Space Oddity,” and four years before the Thin White Duke arrived on Station To Station, art-rock icon David Bowie introduced the world to a new alter-ego that would immortalize both the character and its creator. 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