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Apr
14

Night owl chat – Amy Winehouse on “Other Voices”

From Wikipedia:

“Other Voices” is a television series broadcast on RTÉ Two in Ireland, usually on a Wednesday night. It features live musical performances & interviews from many Irish and international musicians. Filming of the live performances is usually in the intimate setting of the 200-year-old Church of St James in Dingle, County Kerry.

I watched “Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came To Dingle” on BBC4 last weekend, and was again reminded of what a talent she was, and how it went wasted. These clips are from her performance on “Other Voices”.

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Apr
14

The Naval Academy Football Team Comes To The White House

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President Barack Obama is given a team jersey by players and coaches during the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team

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Text of the President’s remarks here

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‘Awaiting the midshipmen. Commander-in-chief trophy, Rose Garden’. Photo by PeteSouza

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President Barack Obama listens as Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo speaks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Navy linebacker Cody Peterson

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US News: Obama Presents Commander-In-Chief Trophy To Navy Football Team At White House

President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well. The military service academies had to suspend some sporting events last fall amid budget fights in Washington. But Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel intervened to make sure Navy’s match against Air Force would go on. Obama joked as he accepted his commemorative jersey that he’s going to have enough to dress a whole team. Obama says that even more impressive than their football record is the Navy team’s commitment to its country.

More here

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus after presenting the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team

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