Gilmour looks to the future as he parts with more than 120 guitars, to be auctioned by Christie’s to benefit charityPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jan 29, 2019 – 5:01 pm Auction house Christie’s has announced The David Gilmour Guitar Collection will go under the hammer to benefit charity on June 20 in New York. Pre-auction displays of the more than 120 guitars will begin with the full collection at Christie’s King Street in London March 27–31, followed by highlights shown in Los Angeles May 7–11 and finally the New York sale preview on June 14–19. David Gilmour’s haunting guitar explorations with Pink Floyd can obscure his solo accomplishments, musically, as a producer and as a philanthropist. While influential releases piled up on Gilmour’s discography, his collection of guitars also grew and grew. While it might seem drastic to leave himself a smaller collection of 20 guitars, Gilmour vows he’s moving ahead with new music, so this is no liquidation sale. News Twitter Facebook David Gilmour Guitar Collection Heads To Auction In June David Gilmour Guitars Head To Auction In June david-gilmour-guitar-collection-heads-auction-june Email “These guitars have been very good to me,” Gilmour told Rolling Stone. “I just think it’s time that they went off and served someone else. I have had my time with them. And of course the money that they will raise will do an enormous amount of good in the world, and that is my intention.”While all the instruments in the Christie’s auction catalog have their own unique history, what’s grabbing the most attention is the 1969 Fender Black Strat used by Gilmour on most of Pink Floyd’s iconic studio recordings. “The notes for the beginning of ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ fell out of it one day,” said Gilmour. “It’s on so much stuff, but Fender have made replica ones that they sell, and I have two or three of those that are absolutely perfect. One of those might be my future guitar of choice.”Green Day To Auction Instruments And Gear On ReverbRead more https://twitter.com/ChristiesInc/status/1090250589680951296
DU BCL leader expelled for ‘torturing’ quota protesterChief of Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was expelled from the Dhaka University and the party for allegedly torturing a female protester inside the hall early Wednesday.The expelled leader is Iffat Jahan, president of Sufia Kamal hall unit of BCL, reports UNB.The punitive action was taken against the female BCL leader immediate after the incident, said DU Proctor Golam Rabbani.Witnesses said several numbers of BCL leaders and activists led by the hall unit president swooped on the general residents early Wednesday, leaving Morsheda Akhter, a 4th year student of botany department, critically injured.They beat Morsheda mercilessly for being involved in staging demonstration demanding quota reform, witnesses said.Hearing her screams, the other students of the dormitory rushed in and confined the BCL leader.The image of Morsheda went viral on different social networking sites which drew attention to other general students.Iffat JahanMeanwhile, around thousands of students of the university thronged in front of the Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall and took position in front of the gate in protest of the incident.They also brought out a rally from the hall demanding punishment of the BCL leader. The procession ended in front of the Raju Sculpture after parading High Court premises, Doyel Chattar and Central Shaheed Minar around 3:00am.Later, the DU authorities as per the order of Dhaka university vice-chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman expelled Esha, the proctor said.Earlier, the BCL central executive committee expelled Esha on charge of ‘violating organisational discipline’.Students of public and private universities across the country, including the capital, have been staging demonstrations since 8 April to press home their demand to get the quota system reformed.
US President Donald Trump speaking during a visit to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on 6 December 2017, upending decades of careful US policy and ignoring dire warnings from allies across the Middle East and the world. AFP file photoPresident Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday, upending decades of careful US policy and ignoring dire warnings of a historic misstep that could trigger a surge of violence in the Middle East.A senior administration official said Trump would make the landmark announcement-which flies in the face of warnings from America’s allies across the region and the world-at 1 pm (1800 GMT) from the White House.“He will say that that the United States government recognizes that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,” a senior administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.“He views this as a recognition of reality, both historic reality,” the source added, “and modern reality.”Plunging further into a bitter centuries-old argument between Jews, Muslims and Christians, Trump will also order planning to begin on moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.“It will take some time to find a site, to address security concerns, design a new facility, fund a new facility and build it,” the official said, indicating that the move will not be immediate.“It will be a matter of some years, it won’t be months, it’s going to take time.”The status of Jerusalem is a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with both sides claiming the city as their capital, and expectations of Trump’s announcement have roiled the combustible region.In a frantic series of calls on its eve, the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, the EU, France, Germany and Turkey all warned Trump against the move.Anticipating widespread demonstrations, US government officials have been ordered to avoid Jerusalem’s Old City and the West Bank.But Trump’s move comes close to fulfilling a campaign promise and will delight his political donors and the conservative and evangelical base that is so vital for the embattled president.‘Red line’Most of the international community does not formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, insisting the issue can only be resolved in final status negotiations.US officials talk of “threading the needle”-fulfilling Trump’s campaign pledge, while keeping the peace process on the rails.The White House argues that such a move would not prejudge final talks and would represent the reality that west Jerusalem is and will continue to be part of Israel under any settlement.“President Trump remains committed to achieving a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians and is optimistic that peace can be achieved,” a second official said.“President Trump is prepared to support a two State solution… If agreed to by the two parties.”But critics say Trump’s approach is more like “splitting the baby” and could also extinguish his own much-vaunted efforts to broker Middle East peace while igniting the flames of conflict in a region already reeling from crises in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Qatar.The armed Islamist Hamas movement has threatened to launch a new “intifada” or uprising.Saudi Arabia’s King Salman warned his close ally that moving the US embassy was a “dangerous step” that could rile Muslims around the world.“Mr Trump! Jerusalem is a red line for Muslims,” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a raucous televised speech, echoing alarm expressed by Palestinian and Arab leaders.‘Embassy Act’Israel seized the largely-Arab eastern sector of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it, claiming both sides of the city as its “eternal and undivided capital.”But the Palestinians want the eastern sector as the capital of their future state and fiercely oppose any Israeli attempt to extend sovereignty there.Trump was pushed to act on the embassy as a result of the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, which stated that the city “should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel” and that the US embassy should be moved there.An inbuilt waiver has been repeatedly invoked by successive US presidents, postponing the move on grounds of “national security” once every six months, meaning the law has never taken effect.Several peace plans have unravelled over the issue of how to divide sovereignty or oversee sites in the city that are holy for Christians, Jews and Muslims.
Share Michael HagertyOne of the items on Governor Abbott’s agenda for the special session of the Texas Legislature is to repeal tree ordinances in cities, essentially removing a city’s authority to regulate trees on private property.Meanwhile, the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy is concerned that, should the legislation pass, it will affect many of the trees that survived Hurricane Ike and hinder the replanting efforts on the island that began in 2010.We hear from State Sen. Donna Campbell on her efforts to roll back local tree ordinances across the state.Then, Jackie Cole joins us. She’s the president of the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy and will discuss her organization’s concerns. And she’ll give us an overview of the challenges that might take place if the repeal of the tree ordinances in cities is passed.