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Kiwis amongst top Triathletes set to compete at World Champs   


Press Release – Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Ironman NZ New Zealand will be to the fore at the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship on Kailua-Kona this weekend, with an incredible 50 flying the silver fern when 2,500 of the best triathletes from around the globe set off to conquer Kona this Saturday morning local time, Sunday […]


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The Melvins & Redd Kross 9/26/19 at Metro   


Two bands that have been touring the globe for decades joined forces on Thursday night to co-headline a show at Chicago’s Metro. The Melvins and Redd Kross brought an amazing evening of music to a packed house. Redd Kross took the stage first and Jeff and Steven McDonald had a familiar face on stage with […]


Parking BOXX Named to The Globe and Mail’s 2019 Top Growing Companies List   


With a three year growth rate of 96%, listed as number 291 on The Globe and Mail top growing companies


We have lost the vital experience of discovery and connection   


In 1994 the vinyl albums Karuna Supreme and Rainbow were bundled together in the two CD box seen above. Both featured sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan - son of the legendary teacher Allauddin Khan whose pupils included Ravi Shankar - and the African American saxophonist John Handy. Karuna Supreme was first released in 1976 and also featured Zakir Hussain (tabla) and Yogish S. Sahota (tampura). Rainbow followed five years later with the two lead players supplemented by Dr. L. Subrahamiam (violon), Shyam Kane (tabla), and Mary Johnson (tampura).

Ali Akbar Khan and John Handy first worked together at the Monterey and Berlin Jazz Festivals in the early 1970s. Ali Akbar Khan firmly believed in music as a spiritual art, and John Handy studied at the Ali Akbar College of Music in California and practised meditation. Both albums were recorded for the MPS label in Germany and produced by Joachim-Ernst Berendt who was one of the label's founders. Berendt was the author of two influential books, 'The World is Sound - Nada Brahma' and 'The Third Ear - On Listening to the World', and was fascinated by how the art of improvisation was central to both Indian classical music and jazz. Writing in ''The Third Ear' he ranks Karuna Supreme alongside Stockhausen's Licht, Messiaen's Turangalila, Coltrane's Love Supreme, and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms as a definitive example of music as a song of praise.

In 'The World is Sound', which was first published in 1983, Joachim-Ernst Berendt quotes Collin Walcott - sitarist and multi-percussionist, Buddhist, luminary of pioneering ensembles Condona and Oregon, and tragic victim of a fatal tour bus crash in 1984 - as suggesting that the transcultural musicians of this era were early exemplars of the mindset needed across the globe if humanity is to survive on an increasingly crowded and threatened planet. Alas there is no evidence of that transcultural mindset emerging in art music, yet alone across society. In fact World Music, a genre of which Collin Walcott is credited as being a pioneer, has degenerated into what transcultural musician Ross Daly describes as "an offshoot of the pop music industry with an emphasis on party music”.

Today's digitally-empowered audiences flock to hear Ed Sheeran, while in the 1960s and early '70s the same cohort flocked to hear Ali Akbar Khan, James Handy, and Ravi Shankar. Joe Boyd produced and nurtured the careers of Fairthorpe Convention, the Incredible String Band, Nick Drake, and played a pivotal role in launching Pink Floyd into the stratosphere. His memoir 'White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s' was published in 2005 before social media became the recreational drug of choice and before streaming delivered any music anywhere, anytime. In it Joe Boyd is pessimistic about the digital age. This extract, which I offer as a conclusion, provides much food for thought:
The atmosphere in which music flourished [in the late 1960s/early 70s] had a lot to do with economics. It was a time of unprecedented prosperity. People are supposedly wealthier now, yet most feel they haven't enough money and time is at an even greater premium. The prediction that our biggest dilemma in the new millennium would be how to use endless hours of leisure time freed up by computers has proved to be futurology's least amusing joke. In the sixties, we had surpluses of both time and money...

History today seems more like a postmodern collage; we are surrounded by two-dimensional representations of our heritage. Access via or iPod to all those boxed sets of old blues singers - or Nick Drake, for that matter - doesn't equate with the sense of discovery and connection we experienced. The very existence of such a wealth of information creates an overload that can drown out vivid moments of revelation.
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Climate activists block roads, stop traffic around the world   


BERLIN — Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked roads and staged demonstrations in big cities around the globe Monday, part of a wide-ranging series of protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change. Demonstrators stopped traffic in European cities including Berlin, London, Paris and Amsterdam. In New York, activists smeared themselves — and...


As American troops withdraw in Syria, Trump says Kurds are on their own   


In the US, Republicans and Democrats have warned that allowing Turkish attack could lead to a massacre of the Kurds and send a troubling message to allies across the globe By AGENCIES and TOI STAFF Today, 4:21 pm In this photo from July 11, 2018, US President Donald Trump, left, talks with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as they arrive together for a family photo at a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) As American troops began pulling out of northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish invasion on Monday, US President Donald Trump Read More


Semiconductor Lithography: Opportunity Assessment for Advanced Electronics   


Semiconductors are the fundamental electronic components present in any electronic device and have evolved over time in terms of size and performance. At the core of semiconductors lies in the semiconductor lithography which has facilitated the miniaturization of electronic components. Advancements in lithography technologies with regards to light sources, photomasks, and photoresists have propelled the developments in the electronics sector. Major fabricators across the globe are deploying advanced lithography equipment in their manufacturing sites to meet the rising demand in memory, sensors, and integrated circuits. This technology and innovation report offers insights on the ongoing developments in the semiconductor lithography industry. The scope of this research service focuses mainly on the emerging lithography technologies, such as DUV (deep ultraviolet) and EUV (extreme UV) lithography which are opening up new avenues in the semiconductor industry as a promising alternative for conventional photolithography. This research service also offers insights on applications that might evolve in the next 5 to 6 years. This report covers various lithography technologies and includes the following modules: Overview of the semiconductor industry Introduction to advanced lithography technologies Factors influencing development and adoption Key drivers and challenges Global trends and innovation indicators Stakeholder Initiatives and Innovation profiles Breadth of applications impacted Strategic insights about market and emerging trends


SCS Students Named 2020 Siebel Scholars   


Tue, 10/08/2019

Six Carnegie Mellon University students — five of them from the School of Computer Science — have been named 2020 Siebel Scholars, a highly competitive award that supports top graduate students in the fields of business, computer science, energy science and bioengineering.

Established in 2000 by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, the Siebel Scholars program awards grants to 16 universities in the United States, China, France, Italy and Japan. The top graduate students from 27 partner programs are selected each year as Siebel Scholars and receive a $35,000 award for their final year of studies. On average, Siebel Scholars rank in the top five percent of their class, many within the top one percent.

Among the 93 total scholars are School of Computer Science students Michael Madaio, Eric Wong, Ken Holstein, Junpei Zhou and Amadou Latyr Ngom. They're joined by Elizabeth Reed, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy.

Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) Ph.D. candidate Michael Madaio researches the design of algorithmic systems in the public sector, focusing on literacy education in developing countries. He was a research intern at the United Nations Institute for Computing and Society, and Microsoft Research's Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Ethics in Artificial Intelligence group. He completed his master's degree in digital media studies at Georgia Institute of Technology, and a master's in education and a bachelor's in English literature at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Eric Wong is pursuing his Ph.D. in machine learning. In 2012 he began researching the problem of molecular energy optimization, developing specialized kernels for geometrically structured data. He is currently interning at Bosch to bring advancements into the automotive industry with work on real sensor systems, both visual and physical.

Ken Holstein, a fifth-year HCII Ph.D. student, is also a fellow of the Program in Interdisciplinary Educational Research (PIER). He has interned at Microsoft Research and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and master's in human–computer interaction from CMU.

Language Technologies Institute master's student Junpei Zhou researches social good by using natural language processing and computer vision techniques. He has worked on flu forecasting and a public safety project to automatically pick up tweets to help police officers better handle emergency events. He has interned at Google and Alibaba, and holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Zhejiang University.

Amadou Latyr Ngom is pursuing his master's degree in the Computer Science Department at CMU. His research interests include applying compiler techniques to accelerate query execution for in-memory database management systems. He has interned at Zillow and Pure Storage, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science from CMU.

"Every year, the Siebel Scholars continue to impress me with their commitment to academics and influencing future society. This year's class is exceptional, and once again represents the best and brightest minds from around the globe who are advancing innovations in healthcare, artificial intelligence, the environment and more," said Thomas M. Siebel, chair of the Siebel Scholars Foundation. "It is my distinct pleasure to welcome these students into this ever-growing, lifelong community, and I personally look forward to seeing their impact and contributions unfold."

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SUSPIRIA Day 7: sweet girl   


Suspiria is a film full of tragedies both great and small, the personal and the expansive alike. Its love stories–and there are several–are no less heartbreaking than the violence. Whether it's Josef and Anke, Susie and Blanc, or Markos and her sunglasses, death and the Holocaust are specters haunting all of them and the globe from Ohio to Berlin and back again. Nothing good can remain in this world for long so long as we keep destroying ourselves. We can only hope that Mother Suspiriorum will bring about a new way, that the small wave of her hand in the post-end credits stinger will absolve us of our sins.

But the love story I return to time and time again, the one that wrecks me and breaks my heart into pieces, the one I keep hoping will turn out differently on every viewing, is the one between Susie and Sara.

And make no mistake, this is a love story from the very start to its sad, beautiful end.

Glances from afar are de rigueur in queer cinema, particularly in lesbian cinema. Historically, gays have not been allowed the freedom of the rom-com meet-cute on-screen. The closest to the 'two souls meet' of straight romance is the momentary, meaningful gaze, the one that communicates so much in only a second or two. The one that says, unspoken, I see you. Do you see me? It's a private moment in a crowd of people, undeniably romantic. Often, it's also a necessity, forced by society's mores and laws. No one can know, but I know.

This is how Sara and Susie meet before they meet. Susie stands in the lobby after her audition. She overhears some dancers in another room talking about Patricia's absence. And then:

No one else looks in Susie's direction or notices her. Only Sara does. Their eyes meet, Sara slows her gait just a bit, and the moment lingers for a second. Tanner calls for Susie. She turns away to go to her, to the judgment that awaits...but first she turns back for one more look.

Susie has not even been accepted to the Company yet, but her life has already changed.

That night, Sara goes to Susie's hotel to help her move into the Tanz building. There are many ways her arrival could have been filmed–from inside the taxi, from the street outside–but we stay inside with Susie, who gazes out the window, waiting for (or perhaps sensing) Sara's imminent appearance.

The matrons were very deliberate in their choice to have Sara be Susie's guide. Surely Susie could have brought herself and her very meager belongings to the Tanz building. But Sara, more than anyone else in this film, is kind. A sweet girl. She will make Susie feel welcome, at home, and at ease as the coven assesses the new dancer's abilities. None of them could have predicted, however, that their bond would be so instant and would become so deep. On this first face-to-face...well, the first face-to-face where they actually speak, Susie pulls Sara into her room as she confides in her about her happiness and nervousness now that she is someone in Berlin. This emphasizes their immediate connection, but it also makes me wonder about Susie's life in Ohio, what it was like for her. Did she have anyone to confide in, to talk to–to really talk to, to share everything with? Maybe Naomi. Probably no one.

They become inseparable and often separate from everyone else, sharing their own private moments in rooms full of people. At the start of Susie's first rehearsal, the dancers swarm around Madame Blanc, each receiving her kisses and good mornings in turn. Sara is undoubtedly accustomed to this daily ritual by now, but she doesn't partake. She stays with Susie, lingering apart from the group.

When Blanc calls upon Susie to introduce herself to everyone, Susie looks to Sara, who is basically shooting giant hearts out of her eyes at her and could you just die?

These handshakes and Hi, I'm Susies she gives out to everyone mark the only time we see Susie speak to or interact with any of her fellow dancers besides Sara, who is the only one who matters. For a long while, they are the only ones who matter. They're repeatedly shown stealing moments, off by themselves, and constantly in physical contact as the relationship grows.

Sara becomes increasingly worried about Patricia's disappearance, that perhaps the matrons are not telling the truth and her friend did not leave voluntarily. She talks about it one night in Susie's room and it's here you can see just how smitten Susie is, how much she's fallen for Sara. She is in deep, no matter what. A caress of the hair, all their hands intertwined, a pinky swear. "If I asked you for a favor tomorrow, would you do it?"

"Yes," Susie agrees, almost before Sara finishes asking. It is a whisper, a promise, barely a breath, but it is so heavy with everything she doesn't say. Yes, I will do this, whatever it is. Whatever you ask of me. Anything.

We cut to the next day as they sneak into the matrons' offices in search of answers, and it's as if they still haven't let go of one another.

Later, it's not the first time Susie has had a night of disturbing dreams, but it's the one that has her screaming "I know who I am!" A few of the dancers come down the hall to see if she's okay, but they're not particularly alarmed. Nightmares are the Markos Company special, after all. But Sara stays with Susie, calms her down, talks to her and soothes her. Then she turns off the light and gets into bed with her.

As they face one another, Susie says "I've only ever slept in bed with my sister." It's all but an explicit invitation, for this to be the time, their time. Susie is not as forthright with Sara as she is with Madame Blanc; One gets the feeling–or, at least, I do–that if she were, this night would have gone differently for them.

But Sara only says, "We're sisters now." Susie doesn't verbally respond. Instead, she rolls over–perhaps disappointed–and Sara puts an arm around her. Susie doesn't immediately settle into sleep, though. She lies there, eyes open, and if you can't imagine some of the thoughts going through her head, well, then you've never been unsure about someone even as you're in bed with them. Susie's look and all the questioning that goes with it, all the wondering about what to do, about what you're feeling, about what the other person is feeling, is, I'd wager, very very familiar to anyone in the queer community.

But hey, it's entirely possible that that night did end up going differently for them. After all, this isn't the first time horror fans have seen the word "sisters" tossed around by someone with ulterior motives and feelings. Isn't that right, Theo?

At rehearsal the day after their night together, they're all but giddy as they dance. A stolen kiss.

That rehearsal is the last time Sara and Susie will share any kind of intimacy. After, Sara finds the Mutterhäus and confides in Klemperer. Susie becomes increasingly emboldened by the power she's given and taken. She is falling deeper under Madame Blanc's spell (who, in turn, is falling deeper under Susie's) and at the next rehearsal, Sara is out. She dances alone now, watching Blanc and Susie share the kind of moment that she and Susie used to share. And now, out of nowhere, Susie speaks fluent French? Sara is (rightfully) wary of the supernatural fuckery afoot, but this scene is also like watching someone realize they've lost their girl to someone they can't possibly hope to compete with. Blanc is older, more worldly, more sophisticated, more everything. She's been Susie's everything since she was a child in a farmhouse in Ohio. And now they're acting like that, right there in front of everyone, and Sara is alone. Susie has suddenly outgrown her first love, who has to watch her flaunt her new, better love. You can almost hear Sara's heart breaking with the realization that it's all different now.

The rift between them is emphasized right after, as Sara confronts and warns Susie about her dealings with the matrons. At first, it looks as if the two of them are as close as they've ever been, sharing another one of their private moments:

But then the angle changes and we see how much space there is between them now, so much that it seems insurmountable. Their image is reflected in a metal surface and it's distorted beyond recognition, vastly unlike the reflection in the mirror in Susie's hotel room the night they met.

Susie could have fixed this right here, but instead she denies everything and essentially gaslights Sara. There's nothing to worry about. You're wrong about everything. She's cold to her, and Sara physically recoils from Susie's attempted touch. It's all gone now: the hand-holding, the kisses, the pinky swears and late nights and breathless, ready yeses. Susie offers only a condescending smirk before walking away.

Even so, on the night of the Volk performance Susie is focused solely on Sara's absence. She asks Vendegast about her and then crushes my soul by leaving a space for Sara in line until they all walk on stage.

You know where it goes from here, what happens to Sara in that hallway. What is done to her, what she must endure. What Susie does to all of them.

And so we get to their ending, their sad sad ending. Susie has mercifully released Olga and Patricia from their tortured lives with a kiss on the cheek. Then she comes to Sara.

"Sweet girl...what do you ask?"

Sweet girl.

There is no going back. We don't know how much of "Susie Bannion" remains in Mother Suspiriorum, but even if there's nothing left, she knows what Sara meant to her, what Sara still means to her somehow, somewhere.

Sweet girl.

Like the others, Sara asks to die, for an end to this unlife. Like the others, she is granted release.

Unlike the others, Susie cradles Sara as she dies, comforting her as they have comforted each other throughout terrible nights. It's reminiscent of Michelangelo's Pietà, a lamentation.

As I mentioned, it's one of many tragedies in the film, but I find it's the one that truly stings. Susie and Sara are not meant to be, not in this timeline, not in this lifetime, not with Susie's destiny waiting. But there, amongst the blood and destruction in the Sabbath chamber, as dancers spin around them, they have one final quiet moment together, separate from the others, as if they're the only people in the world.


Cork300 events series launched for 2020   


Cork300 events series launched for 2020
All hands on deck. Maeve, Clara, Dylan, Katie, Abigail, Polyanna and Ryan, look forward to Cork300

Cork300 will celebrate Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th anniversary, where it all began,

and Cork’s maritime haven, with a series of events next summer.

In 2020, the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven will celebrate its 300 th anniversary with
an exciting series of events on and off the water across Cork harbour, called Cork300.
Founded in 1720, by a group of 25 pioneering individuals, the Royal Cork Yacht Club is the
oldest yacht club in the world, and its tricentenary celebrations will take a look back at the
origins of ‘where it all began’, which is attracting significant international interest from
thousands of yacht clubs across the globe.

Sailing communities throughout Europe and as far as Australia, Hong Kong and San
Francisco are expected to attend the Cork300 celebrations - which will take place primarily
during the months of July and August 2020 – to participate in the exciting variety of
competitive and non-competitive nautical and on shore events scheduled, many of which are
also open to the public.

As part of the celebrations, communities across Cork harbour will host a vast array of sailing,
racing, food, and entertainment events, along with a number of talks, ensuring Cork will be
the only place to be in Summer 2020.

The Cork300 summer celebrations, which will be preceded by several other events including
European Maritime Day and Seafest in May, will centre on three lead events: The Great
Gathering of cruising yachtsmen and yachts from around the world in July, Three
Championship Weeks of competitive dinghy sailing in August, and The Club At Home
Regatta for all fleets, also in August.

Highlights over the summer include an eye-catching Classic Yacht Regatta; the historic
Kingstown/Queenstown feeder race from Dun Laoghaire to Cobh; the world-famous annual
Volvo Cork Week Regatta, an International Powerboat Championship Festival which will
take place in Ireland for the first time; a Wild Atlantic Way sailing ‘cruise in company’ for
visiting yacht clubs; the Royal Cork Fleet Review which will be a fantastic parade of sailing
craft in Cobh.and a Gathering of Naval Ships in Cork City. The prestigious Morgan Cup,
awarded by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) will also come to Ireland for the first time
as part of Cork300.

The Royal Cork Yacht Club have also just received confirmation that His Royal Highness
The Prince of Wales, has graciously donated a specially commissioned trophy for a unique
race from Cowes in the UK to Cork to celebrate the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s tricentenary
celebrations and the special relationship that exists between our two countries and sailing
communities. The trophy will be awarded to the line honours winner of the Morgan Cup race
in 2020, which forms part of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Season Points Championship
and starts from the historical Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes.

Commenting on the Cork300 events series, Chairman of Cork300 Colin Morehead said, “I
am incredibly proud to be Chairman of Cork300 – this is probably the most significant
historic milestone that the Royal Cork Yacht Club and the sailing community worldwide will
see in our lifetime, so it truly is an honour to be part of … and to share where it all began.

“Everyone, everywhere around the world, is invited to join in the celebrations and be part of
the Cork300 crew. We have a really exciting events series planned with lots of more news to
announce over the coming months.

“We are especially delighted to hear of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales’ support
this week. This truly is an honour.”

“Cork300 will promote community, international friendship, sustainability and the role of
sailing worldwide. We want to inspire and motivate future generations to sail and we hope to
leave a legacy for sailing and Cork harbour, Ireland’s maritime haven, into the future.”
“Of course, Cork300 is made possible only by the support of our partners - AIB the premier
partner, Volvo, Port of Cork, Cork County Council, Cork City Council and Heineken, so we
would like to sincerely thank them for their generosity.”

Also commenting, An Tánaiste Simon Coveney T.D. said, “Cork300 is a momentous event
for the Cork region. In my view, it will be the most significant maritime event in Ireland in
our lifetime. Cork300 is already attracting significant international interest and will firmly
position Cork as a maritime haven and must visit destination for anyone involved in sailing
worldwide. The committee have put a huge amount of work into planning what looks like an
amazing schedule of events across Cork harbour in summer 2020, and I would encourage
everyone to get involved – be part of the crew.”

Colin Hunt, Chief Executive Officer at AIB, the premier partners for Cork300, said, “AIB is
delighted to be sponsoring Cork300 and helping bring what will be a momentous event to the
city next summer.  As a bank, we have deep roots in Cork and have been part of the
community for well over 100 years which is why we are proud to be backing something which
brings communities from all over the globe together in one place.”

The current Cork300 schedule of events includes:
The Great Gathering, 6-7 July
Cruising yachts from across Ireland, Europe and around the world will start gathering in Cork
Harbour for the Cork300 Great Gathering. In addition, The Irish Cruising Club will host a
cruise from Howth Yacht Club in Dublin down the East coast through Ireland’s Ancient East
to Cork. Day trips will be organised at key tourism spots.

Cowes to Cork Race, The Morgan Cup, 8-10 th July to include trophy generously
donated by HRH The Prince of Wales
Presented by the Royal Thames Yacht Club the Morgan Cup forms part of the Royal Ocean
Racing Club’s Season Points Championship. More than 100 yachts are expected to depart
from the Royal Yacht Squadron line off in Cowes in the UK on July 8 th to commence a
challenging offshore race to Cork. The Trophy donated by HRH The Prince of Wales will be
awarded to the Line Honours winner who is expected to arrive in Crosshaven on 10 th July.
Hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Royal Cork
Yacht Club, the Morgan Cup trophy will be awarded to the winning crew on handicap under
IRC Rating.

Kingstown/Queenstown Race, 9-10 th July
The historic Dublin to Queenstown Cork race will take place from Kingstown (Dun
Laoighaire) to Queenstown (Cobh), with boats arriving to the finish line at the Sirius Centre
in Cobh (a former club house of the Royal Cork Yacht Club) on the evening of Friday July
10th. The Kingstown to Queenstown race was first held in 1860 and was the first ever ocean
yacht race to take place in Great Britain.

Classic Yacht Regatta, 9-11 th July
During the Classic Yacht Regatta, Classic yachts will race within Cork harbour, with large
yachts racing outside the harbour, which will be a fantastic sight for all to see from viewing
points on Camden Fort Meagher and Crosshaven.

International Powerboat Festival, 11-12 th July
Three very different powerboat events, organised by Powerboat Ireland, will take place in
Ireland for the first time ever on 11 th July as part of Cork300. Spectators will have the
opportunity to see classic boats from the past mix with solar and alternative energy boats of
the future.  Alongside these boats will be a modern fleet of endurance offshore racing boats
who will compete for the honour of being crowned UIM Offshore Marathon World
Champion. In addition, the UIM Long Distance World Record “Cork - Fastnet – Cork”
awaits any team that wishes to take on the challenge.  

Royal Cork Fleet Review/ Parade of Sail, 12 th July 11am
Royal Cork Fleet Review and fantastic parade of sail with all types of sea craft will take place
in Cobh between the Sirius building in the town centre and Haulbowline, which were both
former club houses of Royal Cork Yacht Club. This event will be followed by the much-
anticipated Cobh Air Spectacular.

Wild Atlantic Way Cruise, July 12th – 19 th
Following the Royal Cork Fleet Review, up to 100 cruising boats will set sail on a multi-stop
‘cruise in company’ tour around the south west coast of Ireland, with ports of call in Kinsale,
Glandore, Baltimore, Schull, Bantry Bay and finally Dingle. Events will be scheduled along
the way in conjunction with other yacht/sailing clubs.

Volvo Cork Week, 13-18 th July
The biennial Volvo Cork Week Regatta is always a highlight on the sailing and Cork social
calendar. 2020 will incorporate events including the Beaufort Cup for military and
emergency services crews and the 1720 European Championships. The world-famous regatta
will also include nightly crew parties, ticketed public party nights with live musical
entertainment, and a Ladies’ Day charity lunch event.

Glandore Classic Regatta, 18-24 th July
The established Glandore Classic Regatta was postponed in 2019 in order to coincide with
Cork300 in 2020. This year’s event is set to be the largest yet as outstanding classic boats
from around the world flock to the famous West Cork coast.

The Three Championship Weeks, 2 nd -22 nd August
Three Championship Weeks will take place at Royal Cork Yacht Club for sailors from across
Ireland and around the world.

Week 1 from August 2 nd – 7 th will host a number of dinghy class championships lead by the
Clubs three-person National 18ft Class, a fleet with legendary stamina both on and off the
water, including the National 18s – Cock of the North Trophy.
Weeks 2 and 3 will host the Irish Optimist National Championships for kids aged 9 – 15 and
the Laser National Championships for adults and kids.
Throughout these weeks, the village of Crosshaven will host a wide range of on-site social
activities and entertainment for all participants and their families.
For more see - in partnership with AIB (premier partner), Volvo, Port of
Cork, Cork County Council, Cork City Council and Heineken.


Costco spending $3B to open 25 new stores worldwide   


Costco is aiming to open approximately 25 new locations around the globe during the fiscal year that began Sept. 2.  -More

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