Lana Del Rey latest to postpone Israel show

Updated 11 August 2014
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Lana Del Rey latest to postpone Israel show

WASHINGTON: Lana Del Rey has become the latest Western musician to call off a concert in Israel over Gaza conflict.
The US pop balladeer, whose latest album “Ultraviolence” debuted at number one on the US charts, had been scheduled to play her first concert in Israel at Tel Aviv on Aug. 20.
But the date was no longer on her website. Her opening act, Iowa-born singer-songwriter Max Jury, tweeted over the weekend that the show with Del Rey “has been postponed.”
A representative for Del Rey did not immediately answer a request for comment.
Artists as diverse as folk rock legend Neil Young, ’90s boys band the Backstreet Boys and thrash metal mainstays Megadeth have all called off shows in Israel due to Gaza conflict.
Industry publication Billboard quoted concert promoters as estimating losses of $10-20 million due to cancelations in Israel.


Hot air balloons take flight over Austria for world championship

Updated 20 August 2018
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Hot air balloons take flight over Austria for world championship

  • Around 100 teams from more than 38 countries are taking part in the biennial event
  • Competitive ballooning test pilots’ skills in distance, speed and navigational precision

GROSS-SIEGHARTS, Austria: The northern Austrian sky was filled with colorful hot air balloons early on Monday morning as the sport’s world championship sailed into view.
Around 100 teams from more than 38 countries are taking part in the biennial event, which is being held in Gross-Siegharts near the Czech border.
Competitive ballooning test pilots’ skills in distance, speed and navigational precision, according to the World Air Sports Federation that oversees the sport.
Each flight is scheduled for 5am (0300 GMT) and 5pm when light winds usually allow for safer take off and landings. The event runs until Friday.