THIS scrawl by John Lennon was a hit as a collection of Beatles memorabilia went under the hammer. It was one of two strange scribbles by the late musician that together went for £9,563. Items from the band’s Hamburg years included letters to German photographer Astrid Kirchherr. Lennon ’s work permits for visits to the city fetched £137,750. A letter from John Lennon sold for £50,250, while photographs of the Beatles arriving at Hamburg airport in June 1962 were sold for £12,750. The collection was sold for a total of £383,823 by auctioneers Bonhams in London on Wednesday. Most read in Music Exclusive 'WAKE-UP CALL' I quit drinking to make our best album yet, says Royal Blood's Mike Kerr DIVIDE & CONQUER Can you guess the football-mad celebrity in this throwback childhood pic? 'I'M FREE' Jesy Nelson says 'I didn't know I could be this happy' after quitting Little Mix … [Read more...] about Strange drawings by John Lennon sell at auction for over £9,500 – but could your two-year-old do better?
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President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled plans for locally-led protection of 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030, a core of his agenda to address climate warming that builds on nature-saving efforts launched in Congress by lawmakers from Colorado and other western states. Natural land and water could draw down the heat-trapping air pollution that causes climate change, scientists say, and nature increasingly is understood as a life support system for human survival both inside cities and in rural areas. Preserving at least 30% of land and water by 2030, they say, is necessary to pull back from a catastrophic tipping point. Gov. Jared Polis issued a statement casting Colorado as a leader in cooperative “science-based approaches” toward the fulfillment of Biden’s climate objectives. Biden’s announcement “opens the door to a collaborative and sustainable path toward conserving our critical ecosystems, supporting the Colorado way of life, while closing the door to fears about broad … [Read more...] about Biden’s “30 by 30” plan could mean protecting 14 million more acres of land, water in Colorado
The pandemic is not over, but at this point, there is a full year’s worth of data charting how Denver’s commercial real estate market has fared amid the health crisis. Just what that data says depends on one’s perspective. Owners of downtown office buildings might want to turn away. But industrial real estate developers have to be pleased. Coming off a decade-long string of success, the Denver office market has now seen a full year of more space being emptied out than absorbed, according to the latest market report from real estate services firm CBRE. At the end of the first quarter of 2021, the marketwide vacancy rate was 16.8%, the highest it had been since 2010. Downtown, the rate is 19.7%. Hilary Barnett, a CBRE vice president focused on downtown office space, said the negative numbers look worse than they would with just COVID-19 working against landlords because the leasing cycle downtown was already set for major turnover with up to 5 million square feet of space set to … [Read more...] about Denver office space struggled and industrial space surged in the first quarter
BOSTON (CBS) — The New England Revolution are red hot right now, and the club will look to match the franchise’s best four-game start when it pays a visit to Nashville SC on Saturday. The 2-1-0 Revolution have yet to lose a game and sit atop the Eastern Conference with seven points. A win in Nashville this weekend will match the best-ever four-game start for the club, which came back in 2005 when the Revs had 10 points after four tilts. Nashville hasn’t lost a game yet this season either, but they also haven’t won a game, sitting at 0-3-0 with three straight home draws. The club is coming off a 0-0 draw against Miami, while New England is coming off a 2-1 home win over Atlanta. New England got its first-ever win over Atlanta last weekend, and will look to repeat that feat against Nashville this weekend. Match Notes – Nashville leads MLS with 59 total shots and 24 shots on target through three games. Opponents have just eight shots on target in three games against Nashville. … [Read more...] about Revolution-Nashville SC Preview: Revs Looking To Match Best Four-Game Start In Club History
BOSTON (CBS) — This season has been one big struggle for Jake DeBrusk. Ahead of Thursday night’s game against the New York Rangers, the Bruins forward said that, plain and simple, he has not been having much fun this year. “The games aren’t fun when you’re struggling,” DeBrusk admitted in his Thursday morning Zoom session. READ MORE: Jason McCourty Signing With Dolphins Goal-less streaks will do that to a player who has plenty of experience lighting the lamp, and DeBrusk has had his share of those this season. Heading into Thursday night, it had been 13 games since DeBrusk last scored a goal. His season-long struggles have led to Bruce Cassidy dropping the talented winger out of Boston’s top six, a spot he had claimed for his own for much of the last three seasons. Finding the back of the net is a great way to bust out of a slump, but it’s not the only way. Aggressive, hard-nosed play is the first step, since it usually leads to scoring chances. That’s exactly how DeBrusk … [Read more...] about Having Some Fun Again? Jake DeBrusk Snaps His Goal-less Streak